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Glossary of Geography Flash Cards

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Demography
The study of the Characteristics, such as size, growth, density, dostribution and vital statistics.
Culture
The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, art, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
Urbanization
To make urban in nature or character
Rural
Of or relating to people who live in the country: rural households
Diffusion
The spread of linguistic or cultural practices or innovations within a community or from one community to another.
Acculturation
The modification of the culture of a group or individual as a result of contact with a different culture.
Sovereignty
Complete independence and self-governament.
Federal
Of, relating to, or being a form of government in which a union of states recognizes
the sovereignty of a central authority while retaining certain residual powers of government.
Democracy
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives.
Capitalist
A supporter of capitalism
Developed Country
a modern industrial society with a well-developed economy
Developing country
a country with a relatively low industrial population, often lasking modern technology
Subsistence farming
farming that only provides enough food for a family or village
Absolute location
the position on the earth in which a place can be found
Relative Location
the position of a place in relation to another place

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