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Units 5-6 Rec.Vocab.

Religion, Language,Theories,

What is foreign direct investment? Investment made by a foreign company in the economy of another country.
what is central place theory? Theory explaining distribution of serices,based on the fact that sttlements serve as centers of market areas for services.
what is an edge city? A large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area.
what is gentrification? Process of changing an urban neighborhood from predominantly low-income renter to midle -class owner.
what is the Primate city rule? A pattern of settlements of a country, the largest settlement has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.
What is primate city? Largest settlement in a country, if it has has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.
what is the rank size rule? A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the Nth largest settlement is 1/N the population of the largest settlement.
what is red lining? A process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve property within the boundaries.
What is threshold? The minimum number of people needed to support the service.
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