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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…
15 terms
Geography Chapter 2 Vocabulary
accurate
revolution
solstice
Equinox
correct and true in every detail
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
when Earth's rotation axis is tilted directly toward or away…
Either of two times of the year when the sun crosses the plan…
accurate
correct and true in every detail
revolution
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
10 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
cardinal directions
intermediate directions
latitude
the study of the earth's surface and everything on it
north, south, east, west
northeast, southeast, southwest, northwest
degree of measurement; parallels; runs east to west and measu…
geography
the study of the earth's surface and everything on it
cardinal directions
north, south, east, west
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
A highland, or elevated area of genera…
The shape and elevation of the land
Smaller branches or extensions of the…
Landform rising at least 2000 feet abo…
Plateau
Topography
Sea or Gulf
Mountain
A highland, or elevated area of genera…
Plateau
The shape and elevation of the land
Topography
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Population Density
Region
Thematic Map
Vegetation
The average number of people who live in a unit of area, such…
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
A map that shows a particular them, or topic.
All the plants and trees in a area.
Population Density
The average number of people who live in a unit of area, such…
Region
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Acid rain
Agriculture
Elevation
Plains
Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when emissi…
Farming
Height above or below the earth's surface
Flat land usually good for farming.
Acid rain
Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when emissi…
Agriculture
Farming
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.
155 terms
Vocabulary - Geography
Altitude
Breakers
Cape
Bog
Elevation or height above sea level.
Waves breaking into foam as they approach or dash against the…
A narrow piece of land projecting into the sea
Very wet, spongy ground not able to support much weight, usua…
Altitude
Elevation or height above sea level.
Breakers
Waves breaking into foam as they approach or dash against the…
20 terms
Geography Chapter 4 Vocabulary
council
syllabary
Trail of Tears
colony
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
a system of writing in which each syllable of a word is repre…
the forced movement of Cherokee and some other Native America…
is a place that is ruled by a distant country
council
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
syllabary
a system of writing in which each syllable of a word is repre…
35 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Tributary
Source (of a river)
Mouth (of a river)
Plain
A small river/stream that flows into a larger river; a brnach…
A place where a river/stream beings-usually in the mountains…
Place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
Area of level/flat land, usually at a low elevation and often…
Tributary
A small river/stream that flows into a larger river; a brnach…
Source (of a river)
A place where a river/stream beings-usually in the mountains…
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
Core
Mantle
crust
Plate Tectonics
innermost layer of the Earth, made up of supper-hot but solid…
thick middle layer of the Earth's interior structure consisti…
outer layer of the Earth, a hard rocky shell forming Earth's…
the term scientist use to describe the activities of continen…
Core
innermost layer of the Earth, made up of supper-hot but solid…
Mantle
thick middle layer of the Earth's interior structure consisti…
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…
17 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Maps
Globes
Photos
the study of land, water, people, plants, and animals
see locations in relation to one another
round sphere to see the whole earth at once
real examples to gather information about place
Geography
the study of land, water, people, plants, and animals
Maps
see locations in relation to one another
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Settlements
Colony
Merchant
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
Small communities that are started in a new place
A settlement ruled by another country.
A person who makes money by selling goods
Geography
Is the study of people, environments and their resources.
Settlements
Small communities that are started in a new place
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
intermediate directions
cardinal directions
legend
continent
A direction halfway between two cardinal directions (NE, NW,…
one of the four points on a compass rose (North, East, South,…
tells what each symbol on a map stands for
one of the Earth's seven large bodies of land (N. America, S.…
intermediate directions
A direction halfway between two cardinal directions (NE, NW,…
cardinal directions
one of the four points on a compass rose (North, East, South,…
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…
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
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…
33 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Nomadic
Settlement
Available
Natural Resources
A group of people who have no fixed home and move according t…
a community of people smaller than a town
easy to get; present and ready for use
materials found in nature that are used by living things
Nomadic
A group of people who have no fixed home and move according t…
Settlement
a community of people smaller than a town
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
cartography
natural resource
natural disaster
the study of Earth's features
The science of making maps
the natural wealth of a country consisting of land, forests o…
a catastrophic event that happens in nature such as an earthq…
Geography
the study of Earth's features
cartography
The science of making maps
Geography Vocabulary
geography
latitude
longitude
Prime Meridian
study of earth's environment and how it shapes peoples lives…
lines that run east to west around the earth
lines that run north to south around the earth
line of longitude marked by 0 degrees that divided eastern an…
geography
study of earth's environment and how it shapes peoples lives…
latitude
lines that run east to west around the earth
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Relative Location
Boundary
Border
the study of the Earth and the people that live on it
A way to describe where something is by using words such as n…
A line marking the limits of an area. A separation, natural o…
An edge or boundary line
Geography
the study of the Earth and the people that live on it
Relative Location
A way to describe where something is by using words such as n…
Geography Vocabulary
cartography
equator
geography
hemisphere
the production of maps
the parallel that is designated 0 degrees latitude, from whic…
the study of the Earth and the Earth's surface, including suc…
one half of the globe of the Earth
cartography
the production of maps
equator
the parallel that is designated 0 degrees latitude, from whic…
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Environment
Natural Resource
Climate
the study of the Earth
the surroundings of a place
something provided by nature that is useful to humans
the weather of a place over a long period of time
Geography
the study of the Earth
Environment
the surroundings of a place
Geography Vocabulary
geography
continent
country
ocean
The branch of science that covers all aspects of the Earth's…
The landmasses of Earth including the islands associated with…
A nation with it own government, occupying a particular terri…
A very large stretch of water. There are five oceans on Earth.
geography
The branch of science that covers all aspects of the Earth's…
continent
The landmasses of Earth including the islands associated with…
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
cardinal directions
latitude
degrees
the study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth.
north, east, south, west
distance north or south of the equator, lines run east to west
units that measure angles, used to measure the the longitude…
geography
the study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth.
cardinal directions
north, east, south, west
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Continent
Country
ocean
the branch of science that encompasses all aspects of Earth's…
The large landmasses of Earth, including the islands associat…
a nation with its own government, occupying a particular terr…
a very large stretch of water. There are five oceans on Earth…
Geography
the branch of science that encompasses all aspects of Earth's…
Continent
The large landmasses of Earth, including the islands associat…
25 terms
Geography Vocabulary
continent
hemisphere
Equator
Prime Meridian
One of the earth's major land masses
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
hemisphere
One half of the Earth or a sphere
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
ocean
continent
equator
lines of latitude
A very large body of water
one of 7 very large areas of land on earth
an imaginary line around the middle of the Earth
map lines used to locate places north and south of the equator
ocean
A very large body of water
continent
one of 7 very large areas of land on earth
Geography Vocabulary
archipelago
basin
bay
canyon
a group of islands
area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area…
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,…
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
archipelago
a group of islands
basin
area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area…
Geography Vocabulary
basin
canal
continent
elevation
a low, bowl-shaped area with higher ground around it
a human-made waterway dug across the land
a large landmass that is mostly surrounded by water
the height of the land above the sea level
basin
a low, bowl-shaped area with higher ground around it
canal
a human-made waterway dug across the land
Geography Vocabulary
latitude
longitude
region
tidewater
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator... Di…
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
a region of flat, low-lying plains along the seacoast
latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator... Di…
longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
Geography Vocabulary
plateau
isthmus
pampas
rain forest
large raised area of mostly level land
a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins…
flat grassland regions in the southern part of South America:…
a dense evergreen forest that abundant rainfall throughout th…
plateau
large raised area of mostly level land
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins…
44 terms
geography vocabulary
Rhine River
English Channel
Mediterranean Sea
European Plain
Small river that begins in the Swiss Alps mountain range and…
A narrow sea between Great Britain and France
The world's largest inland sea; located between Europe, Afric…
A vast, flat area stretching from France's coast to the Ural…
Rhine River
Small river that begins in the Swiss Alps mountain range and…
English Channel
A narrow sea between Great Britain and France
69 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
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Map
Atlas
Continent
Ocean
A drawing of a place from above
A book of maps
One of the 7 largest areas of land on earth
A large body of salt water on earth
Map
A drawing of a place from above
Atlas
A book of maps
50 terms
Basic Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Landscape
Ocean
Coral Reef
the study of the world, its people and the landscapes they cr…
in geography, all the man-made and physical features of a pla…
the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three fourths…
an ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
Geography
the study of the world, its people and the landscapes they cr…
Landscape
in geography, all the man-made and physical features of a pla…
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
culture
region
boundary
The study of the physical features of the earth
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
geography
The study of the physical features of the earth
culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
Geography Vocabulary
Conservation
Cultural Region
Economic Region
European Union
The act of saving, preserving, or protecting something, such…
A geographic area that shares similar cultural characteristic…
A geographic area that shares a common currency or trade agre…
An economic region in Europe that share a common currency and…
Conservation
The act of saving, preserving, or protecting something, such…
Cultural Region
A geographic area that shares similar cultural characteristic…
13 terms
vocabulary geography
republic
consul
patricians
plebeian
goverment in wich citizens who have the right to vote select…
one of two officials who led the Romans Republic
a member of an upper class family in the Roman Republic
an ordinary citizen in the Roman Republic
republic
goverment in wich citizens who have the right to vote select…
consul
one of two officials who led the Romans Republic
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Map
The study of the earth from the landforms to the people who l…
The exact point at which place is located.
Where a place is in relation to other places
A two- dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth
Geography
The study of the earth from the landforms to the people who l…
Absolute Location
The exact point at which place is located.
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
cove
river
canyon
tributary
A large stream
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
cove
river
A large stream
geography vocabulary
Coral reef
ocean
Gulf
Delta
sup riley ;an ocean ridge made up of... skeletin
large body of water
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
an area where a... river deposits soil... into the ocean
Coral reef
sup riley ;an ocean ridge made up of... skeletin
ocean
large body of water
geography vocabulary
Coral reef
ocean
Gulf
Delta
an ocean ridge made up of... skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
large body of water
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
an area where a... river deposits soil... into the ocean
Coral reef
an ocean ridge made up of... skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
ocean
large body of water
Geography Vocabulary
basin
border
coastline
canyon
an area of low land surrounded by higher land
a boundary especially of a country or state
the outline or shape of the land along the ocean
a narrow steep valley
basin
an area of low land surrounded by higher land
border
a boundary especially of a country or state
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
compass rose
Continent
Equator
Legend (key)
Set of pointers that show directions on a map.
One of the 7 largest land masses on earth.
Imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and south…
Illustrated explanation of a map's symbols, colors, lettering…
compass rose
Set of pointers that show directions on a map.
Continent
One of the 7 largest land masses on earth.
Geography Vocabulary
Land bridge
Seismic
Vertical climate zone
Isthmus
a strip of land that connects two larger landmasses, enabling…
relating to or caused by an earthquake
a climate zone that occurs as elevation increases, with its o…
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
Land bridge
a strip of land that connects two larger landmasses, enabling…
Seismic
relating to or caused by an earthquake
14 terms
Geography Vocabulary
cardinal directions
intermediate directions
Equator
latitude
North, South, East, West
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
an imaginary line on the Earth's surface at 0 degrees latitud…
the distance north or south of the equator measured in degree…
cardinal directions
North, South, East, West
intermediate directions
Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest
18 terms
Geography - Chapter 8 Vocabulary
frontier
pioneer
flatboat
Conestoga Wagon
the edge of a settled area
a person who leads the way
a large, flat-bottomed boat used to travel on rivers in the 1…
a sturdy wooden vehicle covered with cloth and drawn by horse…
frontier
the edge of a settled area
pioneer
a person who leads the way
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