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AP Human Chpt 1 A-L

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Agricultural Density The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture.
Arithmetic Density The total number of people divided by the total land area.
Cartography The science of making maps.
Concentration The spread of something over a given area.
Contagious Diffusion The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
Cultural Landscape Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group.
Culture The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
Density The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area.
Diffusion The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
Distance Decay The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin.
Distribution The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
Environmental Determinism The study of how the physical environment caused human activities.
Expansion Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
Formal Region An areas in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics.
Functional Region (Nodal Region) An areas organized around a node or focal point.
Geographic Information System (GIS) A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data.
Global Positioning System (GPS) A system that determines the precise position of something on Earth through a series of satellites, tracking stations and receivers.
Globalization Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) The time in that time zone encompassing the prime meridian.
Hearth The region from which innovative ideas originate.
Hierarchical Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to other persons or places.
Location The position of anything on Earth's surface.
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