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APES General Terms

Lytle APES General Terms - Academic Vocabulary

characteristic a distinguishing trait, quality, or property
dynamic Characterized by continuous change or activity.
emigrate To leave one place or country, especially one's native country, in order to settle in another. It is used only to describe people and implies a permanent move, generally across a political boundary.
extinct no longer in existence; no longer in use; obsolete
extirpate To remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate; to pull up by or as if by the roots
fecundity The ability to produce offspring frequently and in large numbers. In demography, fecundity is the potential reproductive capacity of an individual or population.
fertility the capacity to conceive or to induce conception; the ability to produce young; the ratio of live births/year in a population to the number of women of child-bearing age
function The action for which a person or thing is particularly fitted or used or for which a thing exists: purpose.
immigrate To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native. It is used only to describe people and implies a permanent move, generally across a political boundary.
migrate To change location periodically, especially by moving seasonally from one region to another. Sometimes implies a lack of permanent settlement, especially as a result of seasonal or periodic movement
mitigate The use of reasonable care and diligence in an effort to minimize or avoid injury. To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate.
mitigation The elimination or reduction of the frequency, magnitude, or severity of exposure to risks, or minimization of the potential impact of a threat or warning. The act of making a condition or consequence less severe.
process A systematic series of actions directed to some end. A continuous action, operation, or series of changes taking place in a definite manner.
remediation The act or process of correcting a fault or deficiency. The reversal or stopping of damage to the environment.
static of or relating to bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium; showing little change; characterized by a lack of movement, animation, or progression; standing or fixed in one place; stationary
ubiquitous having or seeming to have the ability to be everywhere at once; omnipresent; existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered : widespread
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