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AP GEO CH 1 K.I. 3

Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch1 Key Issue 3

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Concentration The spread of something over a given area.
Contagious diffusion The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
Density The frequency with which something exists within a given unit of area.
Diffusion The 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.
Expansion diffusion The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a additive (snowballing) process.
Globalization Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
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.
Pattern The geometric or regular arrangement of something in a study area.
Relocation diffusion The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
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.
Transnational Corporation A company that conducts research, operates 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.
Housing bubble A rapid increase in the value of houses followed by a sharp decline in their value.
Network A chain of communication that connects places.
Scale Generally, the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole.
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