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Ms. V Vocab #1

Ms. Van Voorhis Vocabulary #1

TermDefinition
Geography The study of Earth
Map Representation of an area or land
Cartography Practice of drawing maps
Scale Ratio of size on a map
Projection Presentation of an image on a surface
Meridians The lines on a map that go from North to South
Parallels An imaginary line going the same direction as the equator
Prime Meridian The 0 mark of longitude (North to South)
Region An area of land or place with definable characteristics
Formal Region An area of land that has boundaries set by officials
Functional Region Area affected by a central place like a Metropolitan
Vernacular Geography An area that has been known by people's perception of culture; Stereotype
Diffusion Spacion spreading of a culture element or phenomenon
Hierarchical Diffusion Idea spreads by passing it on to connected individuals, then to others
Expansion Diffusion Spread of idea through population and the amount of people that are interested increases
Relocation Diffusion Ideas are transmitted by carriers as they relocate to new places
Stimulus Diffusion Cultural adaptation is made because of a new culture from a different place
Agricultural Density Population of density measured by number of farmers in an area
Arithmetic Density Total # of people divided by total land area
Physical Density # of people per arable land
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