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AP HumanGeo vocab

AP Human Geography words chapter 1 part 2

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Functional Region an area organized around a node or focal point.
Cultural Ecology Geographic apporach that emphasizes human-environment relationships.
Globalization Actions or processes that involve the entire World and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total land area.
Pattern The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
Hearth The region from which innovative ideas originate.
Contagious Diffusion The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
Vernacular Region An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
Possibilism The theory that the physical environment may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
Distribution The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
Physiological Density The number of people per unit per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
Distance Decay The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
Relocation Diffusion The spread if a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Stimulus diffusion The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
Mental Map An internal representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located.
Polder Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.
Density The frequency which something exists within a given unit of area.
Concentration The spread of something over a given area.
Diffusion The process if spread if a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
Uneven Development The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
Culture The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
Environmental Determinism A nineteenth- and early twentieth-century approach to the study of geography that argued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences.
transnational corporation A company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
agricultural density The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
Space-Time Compression The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distance place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
Hierarchical Diffusion the spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
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