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Geography

Vocab Terms

TermDefinition
Human Characteristic Characteristics of a place that are related to people; these might include buildings or parks
Population The people living in a particular region; especially, the total number of people in an area
Human-environment interaction How people affect their environment and how the environment affects them
Scale The size of an area on a map as compared with the area's actual size
Distortion A misrepresentation of the true shape
Key (Legend) The section of a map that explains the symbols for the map features
Compass rose A map feature that usually shows the four cardinal directions.
Physical Feature The natural features of Earth, such as land formations or vegetation zones.
Region An area with a unifying characteristic such as climate, land, population, or history
Precipitation All forms of water, such as rain, sleet, hail, and snow, that fall to the ground from the atmosphere
Climate The weather patterns that an area typically experiences over a long period of time
Weather The condition of the bottom layer of the Earth's atmosphere in one place over a short period of time
Longitude line A series of imaginary lines, also called meridians, that run north and south, from one pole to the other
Latitude Lines A series of imaginary lines, also called parallels, that circle the Earth parallel to the Equator
Geography The study of the location and distribution of physical features and living things on Earth’s surface, and how they relate to each other
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