7th grade KS History

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absolute location

location description using longitude and latitude

erosion

the process of breaking down as in the break down of rock by wind and water

precipitation

the amount of water in the air that falls to the earth as rain or snow

arid

lacking moisture, dry

sediment

material such as stones and sand deposited by water, wind, or glaciers

aquifer

a layer of rock that holds water underground

physical features

the natural land forms and characteristics of a place

relative location

location description using place location in relation to other places

cultivate

to prepare the land for planting crops

shelterbelt

a barrier of trees and shrubs that protect against the wind and reduces erosion

conterminous

contained in the same boundaries

drought

a prolonged period of below average precipitation

basin

land drained by a river system

ecosystem

a community of living things that depend on each other in order to function as a unit

folklore

traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people

organic

material derived from living organisms

physiographic region

land regions that were formed by similar geologic processes

primary source

something made or written by someone who was there at the time

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