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Chapter 7 Key Terms

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Consumption
The using up of goods and services
Developed
A wealthy country with an advanced econmy
Developing
A pooer country with a less advanced economy.
Longevity
Length of a persons life (Item)
Calories
A measure of the amount of energy in food
Fossil Fuels
Any fuel, such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas, that is made from the remains of prehistoric plants and animals
Technology
The creation and use of tolls to meet practical needs
Digital Divide
The difference in opportunities available to people who have access to computers and the internet and hose who do not
Recycling
The process of collecting used materials that would otherwise be thrown away and turning them into a raw material for new uses