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20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
elevation
erosion
fertile soil
glacier
how high land is above sea level or ground level
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by…
soil that can grow vegetation, crops, plants
large piece of ice formed from snow falling and freezing over…
elevation
how high land is above sea level or ground level
erosion
the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by…
84 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Canadian Shield
desert
Greater Antilles
gulf
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
a dry region with little to no rainfall
an island group of the West Indies including Cuba, Jamaica, D…
a large area of ocean that is partly surrounded by land
Canadian Shield
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
desert
a dry region with little to no rainfall
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
latitude
one half of the Earth
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
the imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Globe
Hemisphere
Prime Meridian
Equator
A 3-dimensional model of the Earth
One of the halves of the Earth
The line of longitude that is marked 0° on the world map, fro…
An imaginary line circling Earth halfway between the North an…
Globe
A 3-dimensional model of the Earth
Hemisphere
One of the halves of the Earth
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
hemispheres
Latitude
parallels
The Study of the earth, its physical features, and how human…
A half of a sphere~ the earth is divided into 4 (northern, so…
Imaginary lines that run horizontally (east & west) Measure h…
another name for lines of latitude
geography
The Study of the earth, its physical features, and how human…
hemispheres
A half of a sphere~ the earth is divided into 4 (northern, so…
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Cardinal Directions
Intermediate Directions
Compass Rose
hemisphere
A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) and intermediate (…
half of the earth
Cardinal Directions
Intermediate Directions
30 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Globe
Absolute Location
Adapt
Modify
Globe
Absolute Location
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
continent
hemisphere
Equator
Prime Meridian
One of the earth's major land masses surrounded by water
One half of the Earth or a sphere
A line of latitude (east-west) measuring zero degrees
A line of longitude (north-south) measuring zero degrees
continent
One of the earth's major land masses surrounded by water
hemisphere
One half of the Earth or a sphere
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
map
globe
legend
scale
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
a round model of the Earth
The key to a chart that explains what each data series repres…
used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Ear…
map
A two-dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth's surface…
globe
a round model of the Earth
11 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
landscape
social science
region
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
all the human and physical features that make a place unique
a field that studies people and the relationships among them
a part of the world that has one or more common features that…
geography
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
landscape
all the human and physical features that make a place unique
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
lake
peninsula
river
island
A body of water surrounded entirely by land.
Piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
Large body of water that flows into an ocean, lake or another…
Land area that is entirely surrounded by water.
lake
A body of water surrounded entirely by land.
peninsula
Piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.
13 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Continent
Oceans
Globe
The study of the Earth
Earth's largest landforms
Earth's largest bodies of salt water
A round model of the Earth
Geography
The study of the Earth
Continent
Earth's largest landforms
32 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hill
mountain
isthmus
plateau
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land
a region which is mostly flat, high land
hill
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
mountain
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
natural barrier
levee
subsistence farming
transform, adapt, modify
physical feature that protects or hinders travel through or o…
an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river.
farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to…
make a change in the form, appearance, or character of. Synon…
natural barrier
physical feature that protects or hinders travel through or o…
levee
an embankment built to prevent the overflow of a river.
20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
River
Bay
Tributary
Canal
A large natural stream that flows into another body of water.
A large body of water that extends into the land.
A fresh water stream that feeds into a larger stream, river,…
A narrow strip of man-made water used for irrigation, navigat…
River
A large natural stream that flows into another body of water.
Bay
A large body of water that extends into the land.
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Spatial
Landscape
Relative Location
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
the overall appearance and comprised of a combination on natu…
The position of a place in relation to another place
Geography
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
Spatial
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
32 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Latitude
Longitude
Scale
Key
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Distance east or west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees
a measuring line that shows the distances on a map
explains the meaning of each of the symbols used in the map
Latitude
Distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
Longitude
Distance east or west of the Prime Meridian measured in degrees
17 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
A round model of the earth
1/2 of the Earth
An imaginary line located 0* latitude that separates the Nort…
An imaginary line from the North Pole through the South Pole…
globe
A round model of the earth
hemisphere
1/2 of the Earth
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
latitude
one half of the Earth
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
the imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
33 terms
Global Geography Vocabulary Terms
Topography
Environment
Latitude
Longitude
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Ear…
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
The distance north or south of the Equator is measured in
The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian is measured in
Topography
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Ear…
Environment
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or…
20 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
Equator
Prime Meridian
parallels
the study of the Earth's physical features and its people
an imaginary line drawn around the earth dividing the earth i…
an imaginary line which marks the 0° line of longitude and di…
another name for latitude lines
geography
the study of the Earth's physical features and its people
Equator
an imaginary line drawn around the earth dividing the earth i…
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Aquifer
Archipelago
Atoll
Bay
A layer of water-bearing rock through which groundwater flows.
A group of islands.
A coral reef in the open ocean that appears as a low, ring-sh…
Part of a lake or sea that is partly surrounded by the shore…
Aquifer
A layer of water-bearing rock through which groundwater flows.
Archipelago
A group of islands.
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Compass Rose
Cardinal Directions
the study of physical features of the earth's surface (landfo…
The study of human activity and their relationship with the e…
Indicates orientation and direction on a map
North, South, East, West
Physical Geography
the study of physical features of the earth's surface (landfo…
Human Geography
The study of human activity and their relationship with the e…
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Equator
Longitude (meridian)
Prime Meridian
Latitude (parallel)
imaginary circle around Earth that is equal distance between…
imaginary lines that run north to south; they measure distanc…
zero degree line of longitude
imaginary lines that run east to west, they measure distance…
Equator
imaginary circle around Earth that is equal distance between…
Longitude (meridian)
imaginary lines that run north to south; they measure distanc…
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
atlas
cardinal directions
compass rose
equator
A book of maps.
The four main directions on a compass rose: north, south, eas…
A symbol on a map that shows cardinal and intermediate direct…
An imaginary line splitting the earth into the Northern and S…
atlas
A book of maps.
cardinal directions
The four main directions on a compass rose: north, south, eas…
6 terms
January 2016 Geography Vocabulary
Mesa
Mountain
Mountain Range
Oasis
Broad, flat-topped landforms with steep sides. found mostly i…
Land that rises very high, much higher than the land at its b…
A row of mountains that are joined together.
An area made fertile by a source of fresh water in an otherwi…
Mesa
Broad, flat-topped landforms with steep sides. found mostly i…
Mountain
Land that rises very high, much higher than the land at its b…
8 terms
March 2016 Geography Vocabulary
Savanna
Sea
Silt
Sound
A tropical grassland with clumps of grasses and widely scatte…
A large body of salt water nearly or partly surrounded by lan…
A type of matter that water, ice, and wind transport and depo…
A long and wide body of water. This connects two larger bodie…
Savanna
A tropical grassland with clumps of grasses and widely scatte…
Sea
A large body of salt water nearly or partly surrounded by lan…
22 terms
Geography Ch6 Vocabulary
immigration
Native American
Sunbelt
urbanization
the movement of people into one country from another
North America's first immigrant, who probably moved into the…
mild climate region in the Southern United States
the movement of people from rural areas into cities
immigration
the movement of people into one country from another
Native American
North America's first immigrant, who probably moved into the…
26 terms
Geography Ch2 Vocabulary
hydrosphere
lithosphere
atmosphere
biosphere
The watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
surface land areas of the Earth's crust, including continents…
a layer of gases that surrounds the Earth
the part of the Earth where life exists
hydrosphere
The watery areas of the earth, including oceans, lakes, river…
lithosphere
surface land areas of the Earth's crust, including continents…
8 terms
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY
geography
landform
plain
mountain range
Study of the earth
A natural land shape or feature
a series of connected mountains
geography
Study of the earth
landform
A natural land shape or feature
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
region
landform
climate
polar
areas of the Earth that have shared characteristics
physical features of Earth's surface
weather over a long period
very cold and dry
region
areas of the Earth that have shared characteristics
landform
physical features of Earth's surface
11 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
sphere
hemisphere
latitude
the study of the Earth's surface
a globe shaped body
half of a globe shaped body
imaginary horizontal lines that run across the Earth (like a…
geography
the study of the Earth's surface
sphere
a globe shaped body
36 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Latitude
Longitude
A point on the earth's surface expressed by a coordinate syst…
The description of a place with respect to its environment an…
A measurement, in degrees, of a place's distance north or sou…
A measurement, in degrees, of a place's distance east or west…
Absolute Location
A point on the earth's surface expressed by a coordinate syst…
Relative Location
The description of a place with respect to its environment an…
18 terms
Geography Vocabulary
equator
prime meridian
hemisphere
latitude
An imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
An imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
One half of the Earth.
The imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
equator
An imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
prime meridian
An imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
9 terms
Geography vocabulary
axis
equator
globe
latitude
imaginary center line around which the earth rotates
dives the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
small model of the earth
imaginary line that measure distance from the prime meridian;…
axis
imaginary center line around which the earth rotates
equator
dives the earth into northern and southern hemispheres
28 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Physical Map
Population Map
Road Map
Weather Map
A map that shows mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oce…
show where people live in a particular region.
a map that shows roads
a map showing the state of the weather over a large area.
Physical Map
A map that shows mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes, oce…
Population Map
show where people live in a particular region.
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Compass Rose
Scale
Key/Legend
Inset Map
A design on a map that shows directions: North, South, East,…
A line comparing a measurement on a map to the actual distanc…
A table explaining the symbols, colors, or patterns found on…
Shows a small part of a larger map or an area that is far away.
Compass Rose
A design on a map that shows directions: North, South, East,…
Scale
A line comparing a measurement on a map to the actual distanc…
14 terms
Geography Ch7 Vocabulary
market economy
post-industrial
commodity
retooling
An economic system based on free enterprise, in which busines…
an economy with less emphasis on heavy industry and manufactu…
Goods produced for sale.
Converting old factories for use in new industries.
market economy
An economic system based on free enterprise, in which busines…
post-industrial
an economy with less emphasis on heavy industry and manufactu…
28 terms
Geography Ch4 Vocabulary
death rate
birthrate
natural increase
doubling time
the number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
the number of births each year for every 1,000 people
the growth rate of a population; the difference between birth…
the number of years it takes a population to double in size
death rate
the number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
birthrate
the number of births each year for every 1,000 people
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Spatial
Landscape
Relative Location
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
the overall appearance and comprised of a combination on natu…
The position of a place in relation to another place
Geography
The study of people, their environments, and their resources
Spatial
How something is laid out; space on Earth's surface.
22 terms
Geography vocabulary
5 Themes of Geography
4 Oceans
7 Contients
Hemisphere
Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Reg…
4 Major bodies of water in the world... Pacific,Atlantic,Indian,…
7 Major Bodies of land on the World... North America,South Ameri…
half of the earth
5 Themes of Geography
Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, Reg…
4 Oceans
4 Major bodies of water in the world... Pacific,Atlantic,Indian,…
34 terms
Geography Chapter 2 Vocabulary
water vapor
water cycle
evaporation
condensation
water in the form of gas
water goes from the oceans to the air to the ground and final…
the sun's heat turns liquid water into water vapor
process where water vapor turns back into a liquid
water vapor
water in the form of gas
water cycle
water goes from the oceans to the air to the ground and final…
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
country
continent
state
globe
United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil
North America, South America, Europe, Africa
Oregon, Texas, California, Florida, Washington
a round model of the Earth
country
United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil
continent
North America, South America, Europe, Africa
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Continental Divide
Fertile
Regions
Butte
divides flow of water east/west
Rich land that is capable of producing lush crops.
A geographic area with common features.
A small mesa.
Continental Divide
divides flow of water east/west
Fertile
Rich land that is capable of producing lush crops.
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
canyon
basin
gulf
volcano
a narrow valley with steep sides created by erosion
bowl shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
part of sea or ocean that reaches out into the land
cone shaped mountain where lava, rock, ashes or gasses are fo…
canyon
a narrow valley with steep sides created by erosion
basin
bowl shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Place
Movement
One exact spot on earth
Where a place is, compared with one or more other places
Describes the features that make and area unique or different…
Things and ideas moving from place to place
Absolute Location
One exact spot on earth
Relative Location
Where a place is, compared with one or more other places
17 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Map
Globe
Compass Rose
Cardinal Directions
A picture of an area on paper or a computer screen that gives…
A spherical representation of the Earth. It is a three dimens…
Shows the cardinal directions and the intermediate directions
The directions of North, East, South, and West.
Map
A picture of an area on paper or a computer screen that gives…
Globe
A spherical representation of the Earth. It is a three dimens…
16 terms
geography vocabulary
landform
plateau
climate
equator
a feature on the surface of the land, such as a mountain, val…
a high steep-sided area rising above the surrounding land.
the type of weather a place has over a long period of time.
the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth.
landform
a feature on the surface of the land, such as a mountain, val…
plateau
a high steep-sided area rising above the surrounding land.
26 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Environmental Geography
Human Geography
Location
the branch of geography dealing with natural forces and proce…
describes and explains the spatial aspects of interactions be…
the branch of geography dealing with how human activity affec…
a particular place or position
Physical Geography
the branch of geography dealing with natural forces and proce…
Environmental Geography
describes and explains the spatial aspects of interactions be…
22 terms
Geography Vocabulary
peninsula
plateau
valley
latitude
Piece of land almost entirely surrounded by water
large area of flat land, higher than the other areas around it
area of low land, usually between hills or mountains
imaginary horizontal lines north or south of the equator
peninsula
Piece of land almost entirely surrounded by water
plateau
large area of flat land, higher than the other areas around it
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