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AP Human Chpt 1 M-V

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Map A 2D representation of Earth's surface or a portion of it.
Meridian An arc drawn on a map between the North and South poles.
Parallel A circle drawn around the globe parallel to the equator and at right angles to the meridians.
Pattern The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
Physiological Density The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
Place A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular character.
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 chose a course of action from many alternatives.
Prime Meridian The meridian that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England. Designated as 0 degrees longitude.
Projection The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
Region An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Relocation Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Remote Sensing The acquisition of data about the Earth's surface from a satellite orbiting the planet or other long-distance methods.
Resource A substance in the environment that is useful to people, is economically and technologically feasible to access, and is socially acceptable to use.
Scale The relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole.
Site The physical character of a place.
Situation The location of a place relative to other places.
Space The physical gap or interval between two objects.
Space-Time Compression The reduction in the time it takes to diffuse something to a distant place, as a result of improved communications and transportation systems.
Stimulus Diffusion The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
Toponym The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
Transnational Corporation A company that conducts research, operated factories, and sells products in many countries, not just where its headquarters or shareholders are located.
Uneven Development The increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of the globalization of the economy.
Vernacular Region An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
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