S.S Definitions On Geography

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Weather

condition of the earths atmosphere at any given time and place

Island

land area that is surrounded by water

Equator

imaginary line that lies at 0 degrees latitude

Climate

average weather of a place over a period of 20-30 years

Ocean

any of the 4 largest bodies of salt water on the earths surface

Plains

broad area of fairly level land

Hemisphere

half of the earth

Mountains

high, steep, rugged land that is usually at least 1,000 feet above the surrounding land

Longitude

distance east or west of the prime meridean

Elevation

height above sea level

Sea

large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean

River

large stream of water that empties out into an ocean, lake, or another

Latitude

distance north and south of the equator

Prime Meridian

imaginary line at 0 degrees longitude

Peninsula

piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides

Irrigate

to bring water to

Region

an area of the world that has similiar unifying characteristics

Movement

people, goods, resources, and ideas going from one place to another

Location

exact and relative

Place

described by physical and human features

Human Environment Interaction

people adapting to and changing to there environment

5 Themes Of Geography

location; place; human environment interaction; movement; region

Geography

the study of people, their environments and their resources

History

an account of what has happend in the lives of different people

Cultural Diffusion

people exchanging technology and goods as they meet

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