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Glossary of SS CH.1

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Border
a line that shows where a state or country ends
climate
the weather that a place has over a long period of time
coastal plain
a lowland plain that lies along a seacoast or an ocean
community
a group of people who live and work in the same place
desert
very dry land with few plants
exact location
the specific place where something is
human-made feature
something people have built, such as building, bridge, or road
intermediate directions
the in-between directions that give more exact information about the location of a place
island
land that has water on all sides
landform
a physical feature such as a mountain, valley, plain, or hill
landform map
a kind of map that shows a place's physical features such as mountains, plains, lakes, etc...
grid system
a set of lines that cross each other to form boxes
mountain range
a large chain of mountains
natural resource
something from nature that people can use (can run out)
peak
the top of a mountain
peninsula
a place that is surrounded by water on three sides
physical feature
something found in nature, such as weather, plant life, water, or land
plateau
a landform with steep sides and a flat top that rises high in the air
population
the number or type of people that live in a certain area
region
an area with at least one feature that makes it different from other areas
rural
this type of area has fields, woods, farms, and small towns
suburban
smaller communities near cities
trade
to exchange on thing for another
transportation
the movement of people and goods
urban
city area

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