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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…
32 terms
World Geography Culture Vocabulary
Culture
Language family
Society
Ethnic group
Way of life of a group of people who share similar traits, in…
Group of related languages that have all revolped fron one ea…
A group that shares a geographic. Region, a sense of identity…
Refers to a specific grout. That shares a language. Customs,…
Culture
Way of life of a group of people who share similar traits, in…
Language family
Group of related languages that have all revolped fron one ea…
45 terms
STAAR World Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Geography
Columbian Exchange
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
The study of features on Earth's surface including landforms,…
The widespread exchange of people, plants, animals, disease b…
Physical Geography
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
Human Geography
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
32 terms
World Geography Culture Vocabulary
Culture
Language family
Society
Ethnic group
Way of life of a group of people who share similar traits, in…
Group of related languages that have all revolped fron one ea…
A group that shares a geographic. Region, a sense of identity…
Refers to a specific grout. That shares a language. Customs,…
Culture
Way of life of a group of people who share similar traits, in…
Language family
Group of related languages that have all revolped fron one ea…
76 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Social Organization
Nuclear Family
Extended Family
Social Classes
The way a culture divides its society into smaller structures…
Small family unit = husband, wife, kids
several generations in one household
ranking of people according to status in society
Social Organization
The way a culture divides its society into smaller structures…
Nuclear Family
Small family unit = husband, wife, kids
40 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Transportation
Technology
Absolute Location
the study of the physical features of the earth
the act of transporting someone or something
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
describes the location of a place based on a fixed point on e…
Geography
the study of the physical features of the earth
Transportation
the act of transporting someone or something
22 terms
World Geography-Mexico Vocabulary
Rio Grande
peninsula
Gulf of Mexico
Pacific Ocean
the river that forms part of the border between the US and Me…
land surrounded on three sides by water
body of water on Mexico's east side
body of water on Mexico's west side
Rio Grande
the river that forms part of the border between the US and Me…
peninsula
land surrounded on three sides by water
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World Geography Vocabulary2
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…
11 terms
World History Geography Vocabulary
equator
prime meridian
latitude lines
longitude lines
the latitude line around the middle of the Earth... 0 Latitude
the longitude line around the middle of the Earth (0 degrees…
lines that run east to west on the globe
lines that run north to south on the globe
equator
the latitude line around the middle of the Earth... 0 Latitude
prime meridian
the longitude line around the middle of the Earth (0 degrees…
95 terms
World Geography Vocabulary Terms
Location
Absolute location
Grid system
Relative location
a specific place on Earth
the exact location of a place based on longitude and latitude
the system of crossing longitude and latitude that helps loca…
location of one place in relation to another
Location
a specific place on Earth
Absolute location
the exact location of a place based on longitude and latitude
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World Geography Vocabulary One
Convergence
Divergence
Relative location
Absolute location
Coming together, becoming similar
Seprating, moving apart, becoming less similar
The location of a place in relation to other places
The exact spot at which a place is found on the globe using c…
Convergence
Coming together, becoming similar
Divergence
Seprating, moving apart, becoming less similar
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Vocabulary - World Geography II
Canada
United States
Mexico
Brazil
Canada
United States
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World Geography
North America
South America
Africa
Europe
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth that
North America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
South America
One of the seven large areas of land on the earth
19 terms
World Geography Vocabulary 2
Territory
Population
Sovereignty
Government
The land, water and natural resources within a countries boun…
The people who live within a nation's boundaries or are citiz…
A nation's freedom from outside control; one of the 4 charact…
The institution through which a society makes and enforces it…
Territory
The land, water and natural resources within a countries boun…
Population
The people who live within a nation's boundaries or are citiz…
23 terms
World Geography
Geography
Meteorology
Cartography
Longitude
The study of everything.
The study of the weather.
The Study of maps.
Imaginary lines that run north and south.
Geography
The study of everything.
Meteorology
The study of the weather.
19 terms
World Geography Vocabulary 1
Population
Population Growth Rate
Population Density
Immigrants
The total number of people living in a given area
How quickly or slowly a region's population is growing shrink…
The average number of people in a square mile or kilometer, t…
People who move into a country
Population
The total number of people living in a given area
Population Growth Rate
How quickly or slowly a region's population is growing shrink…
24 terms
Vocabulary - World Geography I
North
South
East
West
North
South
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World Geography Ch 1 Vocabulary
Geography
Perspective
Landscapes
Cartography
The study of the physical, biological, and cultural features…
The way a person looks at something
Scenery of places, including physical, human, and cultural fe…
The study of maps and mapmaking.
Geography
The study of the physical, biological, and cultural features…
Perspective
The way a person looks at something
World Geography October Vocabulary List
Tundra
Marsh
Glacier
Peninsula
Vast, treeless plains with permafrost and small, low plants.
Wetland areas that are sometimes or always covered by shallow…
Large body of ice that moves across the earth's surface.
Land form surrounded by water on three sides.
Tundra
Vast, treeless plains with permafrost and small, low plants.
Marsh
Wetland areas that are sometimes or always covered by shallow…
12 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Economic System
Economy
What 4 levels do economies operate on?
What are the 4 types fo of economic sy…
The way people produce & exchange goods.
The production & exchange of goods and services among a group…
Local, Regional, National, & anternational.
Traditional, Command, Market, & Mixed.
Economic System
The way people produce & exchange goods.
Economy
The production & exchange of goods and services among a group…
15 terms
World Geography Chapter 3 Vocabulary
Predictable
Eventually
Weather
Climate
Able to be foretold, capable of being predicted.
finally... in the end
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Predictable
Able to be foretold, capable of being predicted.
Eventually
finally... in the end
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World Geography: Unit 1 Vocabulary
Atmosphere
Biosphere
Climate
Elevation (also known as altitude)
The atmosphere is the body of air that surrounds the earth's…
The realm of the Earth that includes all plants and animals (…
Climate is the long-term average of weather patterns in an ar…
Elevation is the difference in height, typically between land…
Atmosphere
The atmosphere is the body of air that surrounds the earth's…
Biosphere
The realm of the Earth that includes all plants and animals (…
18 terms
World Geography Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere
Part of earth that consists of oceans, lakes, rivers, and oth…
The earths crust
The air we breathe
Part of earth that supports life
Hydrosphere
Part of earth that consists of oceans, lakes, rivers, and oth…
Lithosphere
The earths crust
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Government Vocabulary - World Geography
Monarchy
Dictatorship
Theocracy
Single-party state
A system of government in which a single ruler exercises supr…
A system of government in which a single person or group exer…
A system of government headed by religious leaders
A system of government in which only one party is allowed by…
Monarchy
A system of government in which a single ruler exercises supr…
Dictatorship
A system of government in which a single person or group exer…
11 terms
Tools of Geography Vocabulary - World Geography
Latitude
Longitude
Cartographer
Validity
Imaginary horizontal lines that run parallel across the earth…
Imaginary lines that run up and down the earth and intersect…
Map maker
Verifying that a source used for research is accurate and a c…
Latitude
Imaginary horizontal lines that run parallel across the earth…
Longitude
Imaginary lines that run up and down the earth and intersect…
100 terms
World Geography
China
Japan
Mongolia
North Korea
China
Japan
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World Geography Chapter 4 Vocabulary
Culture
Society
Ethnic ... Group
Innovation
The total of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by an…
A group that shares a geographic region, a sense of identity…
Refers to a specific group that shares a language, customs, a…
To take existing technology and resources and create somethin…
Culture
The total of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by an…
Society
A group that shares a geographic region, a sense of identity…
24 terms
World Geography
North America
Central America
Caribbean
South America
North America
Central America
11 terms
Chapter 2 Vocabulary - World Geography
Continent
Solar System
Core
Mantle
Landmasses above water on earth
Consists of the sun and nine known planets and other celestia…
The center of the earth
The thing that surrounds the core
Continent
Landmasses above water on earth
Solar System
Consists of the sun and nine known planets and other celestia…
39 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Geography
Natural resources
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
The study of features on Earth's surface including landforms,…
A useful material that is found in nature. Such as water, woo…
Physical Geography
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
Human Geography
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
47 terms
World Geography Vocabulary unit 2
acculturation
assimilation
command economy
commercial aggriculture
adopting traits or practices from other cultures
process of an immigrant group being assorted into the mainstr…
an economic system in which the government decides what to pr…
farming with the intention of selling a crop
acculturation
adopting traits or practices from other cultures
assimilation
process of an immigrant group being assorted into the mainstr…
World Geography Vocabulary
Canal
City-State
Compass
Land Bridge
A human-made waterway
A political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding cou…
An instrument that uses the earth's magnetic field to indicat…
A strip of land connecting two continents
Canal
A human-made waterway
City-State
A political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding cou…
45 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Location
Place
Human characteristics
study of the Earth and everything in it
a specific place on Earth
a particular space with physical and human meaning
The main languages, customs, beliefs a place has. How many pe…
Geography
study of the Earth and everything in it
Location
a specific place on Earth
34 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Distortion
Map Projection
Relative Location
The precise point where a place is located on Earth.
A change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it i…
The way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat map.
Where a place is located in relation to another place.
Absolute Location
The precise point where a place is located on Earth.
Distortion
A change in the shape, size, or position of a place when it i…
22 terms
World Geography Vocabulary
Antarctic Circle
Arctic
Climate
Conic Projection
a parallel of latitude approximately 67 degrees south of the…
the region between the North Pole and the Arctic Circle that…
a summary of weather conditions; the general weather patterns…
a type of map in which features on a globe are projected onto…
Antarctic Circle
a parallel of latitude approximately 67 degrees south of the…
Arctic
the region between the North Pole and the Arctic Circle that…
45 terms
STAAR World Geography Vocabulary
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Geography
Columbian Exchange
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
The study of features on Earth's surface including landforms,…
The widespread exchange of people, plants, animals, disease b…
Physical Geography
The study of natural features on the surface of Earth. Such a…
Human Geography
The study of how people have spread across Earth and the char…
14 terms
World Geography Vocabulary 5
Suburbs
Urban Sprawl
Metropolitan Area
Urban Core
A developed area at the edge of a city that is mainly homes.…
The rapid, often poorly planned spread of development from an…
A major population center made up of a large city and the sma…
The older part of a big city. Often the urban core serves as…
Suburbs
A developed area at the edge of a city that is mainly homes.…
Urban Sprawl
The rapid, often poorly planned spread of development from an…
23 terms
World Geography Midterm Vocabulary
Tundra
Demography
Culture
Diffusion
A region where temperatures are always cool or cold and where…
The study of populations
The beliefs and actions that define a group of people's way o…
The spread of cultural traits from one culture to another
Tundra
A region where temperatures are always cool or cold and where…
Demography
The study of populations
25 terms
World Geography Vocabulary Terms
Renewable resources
Landform
Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah
Region
Resources that can be regenerated - crops, livestock, timber
Feature of the earth's surface - valley, mountain, harbor, etc.
Jewish religious holidays - day of atonement and Jewish New Y…
An area of the Earth linked through common characteristics an…
Renewable resources
Resources that can be regenerated - crops, livestock, timber
Landform
Feature of the earth's surface - valley, mountain, harbor, etc.
13 terms
Vocabulary Chapter 13 World Geography
mulatto
bauxite
llanos
cordilleras
a person of mixed African and European ancestry
a mineral used in making aluminum
a grassy plain
a related set of separate mountain ranges
mulatto
a person of mixed African and European ancestry
bauxite
a mineral used in making aluminum
22 terms
World Geography Vocabulary 2
Thematic Map
Physical Features
Landforms
Plateaus
a map that shows a particular theme, or topic
any natural characteristic of Earth's surface, such as landfo…
any natural feature of Earth's surface that has a distinct sh…
raised area of land, such as a hill or mountain, with a flat…
Thematic Map
a map that shows a particular theme, or topic
Physical Features
any natural characteristic of Earth's surface, such as landfo…
47 terms
world geography states
Washington
montana
north dakota
oregon
Washington
montana
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World Geography Chapter 4 Vocabulary
natural resources
renewable resources
nonrenewable resources
fossil fuels
materials in the natural environment that people value and us…
natural resources that are constantly being regenerated or re…
resources that cannot be replaced once they have been used
nonrenewable resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas
natural resources
materials in the natural environment that people value and us…
renewable resources
natural resources that are constantly being regenerated or re…
22 terms
World Geography Vocabulary - Core Knowledge
Antarctic Circle
Arctic
Arctic Circle
climate
a parallel of latitude approximately 67 degrees south of the…
the region between the North Pole and the Arctic Circle that…
a parallel of latitude approximately 67 degrees north of the…
a summary of weather conditions; the general weather patterns…
Antarctic Circle
a parallel of latitude approximately 67 degrees south of the…
Arctic
the region between the North Pole and the Arctic Circle that…
16 terms
World Geography Vocabulary 3
Plural Society
Regions
Urban
Rural
a society in which different cultural groups keep their own i…
an area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
found in or living in a city
found in or living in areas that are not close to cities
Plural Society
a society in which different cultural groups keep their own i…
Regions
an area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteri…
29 terms
World Geography Unit 2
Rust Belt
Tornado Alley
Great Plains (Bread Basket)
Silicon Valley
Formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, numerous factories…
A large section of the Great Plains from Texas to Nebraska wh…
Grassland prairies that stretch from south central Canada sou…
Home to about 20 of the world's 100 largest high-tech compani…
Rust Belt
Formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, numerous factories…
Tornado Alley
A large section of the Great Plains from Texas to Nebraska wh…
105 terms
World Geography Unit 1
absolute location
relative location
physical characteristics
human characteristics
allows us to pinpoint the exact location of any point on Eart…
Refers to the way a place is perceived and how that place rel…
topography, climate, vegetation, wildlife
agriculture, architecture, religion, economics
absolute location
allows us to pinpoint the exact location of any point on Eart…
relative location
Refers to the way a place is perceived and how that place rel…
21 terms
World Geography Chapter 5 Vocabulary
Appalachian Mountains
Great plains
Canadian Shield
Rocky Mountains
System of Mountains in Eastern North America
The broad expanse of flat land, most of it is covered in prar…
Large area of exposed precambrian igneous and high-grade meta…
Stretch some 3,000 miles from British Columbia and Alberta in…
Appalachian Mountains
System of Mountains in Eastern North America
Great plains
The broad expanse of flat land, most of it is covered in prar…
34 terms
Vocabulary for World Geography
Urban
Unicameral
Steppe
Rural
City
One house of the legislative branch
Grassland found in Europe, Asia and Semi-Arid climates
In the country
Urban
City
Unicameral
One house of the legislative branch
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