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Chapter 5 and 6 vocabulary

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colony   a territory separated from but subject to a ruling power  
annexed   to formally incorporate into a country or state the territory of another  
ceded   to transfer of give up  
civil war   a conflict between opposing groups of citizens of the same country  
industrial revolution   the shift from human power to machine power  
continental divide   a boundary or area of high ground that separates rivers flowing toward opposite sides of a continent  
drainage basins   the entire area of land that is drained by a major river and its tributaries  
tributaries   a river or stream that flows into a main river  
striation   marks characterizing glsciated areas of rocks  
rain shadow   an area of reduced rainfall on the leeward side of high mountains  
literacy   the ability to read and write  
suburb   a residential area outside a central city  
standard of living   a person's or group's level of material well-being, as measured by education housing, health care, and nutrition  
per capita   per person  
gross national product   the total value of a nation's goods and services, including the output of domestic firms in foreign countries and excluding the domestic output of foreign firms  
canal   an artificial waterway  
telecommunication   communication by electronic means  
free enterprise   an economic system that allows individuals to own, operate, and profit from their own businesses in an open, competitive market  
metropolitan area   a major city and is surrounding suburbs  
hierarchy   rank according to function  
hinterland   the area served by a metropolis  


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