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Fragmented State
A state that includes several discontinous pieces of territory
Migration from a location
Literal interpretion and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or religious branch, denomination, or sect)
Functional Region
An area organized around a node or focal point
Fordist Production
Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly
Enclosure Movement
The process of consolidation small land-holding in to a smaller number of larger farms in England during the 18th century
Dialect spoken by some African Americans
Expansion Diffusion
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process
Functional ( or nodal) Region
An area organized around a node of an urban area or a focal point
Creation of energy by the joining of two hydrogen atoms to form helium
Extinct Languages
A language that was once used by people in their daily activities but is no longer used
Greenhouse Effect
Anticipated increase in Earth's temperature, caused by carbon dioxide (emitted by burning fossil fuels) trapping some
Green Revolution
Rapid duffusion of new agricultural technology, especially new high yield seeds and fertilizers
A ring of land maintained as parks, agricultural, or other types of open space to limit the sprawl of an urban area
Folk Culture
Culture traditionally practiced by a small homogeneous group living in relative isolation from other groups
Ethnic Religion
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its asherents are concentrated
Economic Base
A community's colelction of basic industries
Nodal Region
An area organized around a node or focal point
Ethnic Cleansing
Process in which more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
Forced Immigration
Permanent movement compelled usually by cultural factors
The basic unit of organization in the Roman Catholic Church
Elongated State
A state with a long narrow shape
Edge City
A large node of office and retail activities on the edge
Double Cropping
Harvesting twice a year from the same field
Dipersed Rural Settlement
A rural settlement pattern characterized by isolated farms rather than clustered villages
Seeds of cereal grass
Doubling Time
The number of years needed to double a population, assuming a constant rate of natural increase
Geothermal Energy
Energy from a steam or hot water produced from hot or molten underground rocks
Formal Region
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
The area subject to flooding during a given number of years according to historical trends
Identity with a group of people that share distinct physical and mental traits as a product of common heredity and cultural traditions
A term used by the French for the Englishwords that entered into the French language, a combination of francais and englais, the French words for French and English respectively
Federal State
An internal organization of a state that allocates most powers to units of local government
Distance Decay
The diminishing in importance and eventual disappearance of a phenomenon with increasing distance from its origin
A process of change in the use of a house, from a single family owner occupancy to abandonment
During the middle-ages, a neighborhood in a city set up by a law to be inhabited only by Jews; now used to denote a section of a city in which members of any minority group live in because of social, legal, or economic pressure
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope
Fossil Fuel
Energy source formed from the residue of plants and animals buried millions of years ago
A zone seperating two states in which neither state exercise political control
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface
Enviromental Determinism
a 19th and early 20th century approach to the study of geography that srgued that the general laws sought by human geographers could be found in the physical sciences. Geography therefore was the study of how the physical enviroment caused human activities
The splitting of an atomic nucleus to release energy
Gravity Model
A model that holds that the potential use of a service at a particular location is directly related to the number of people in a location and inversely related to the distance people must travel to reach that service
A computer system that stores, organizes, analyzes, and displays geographic data
The portion of the Earth occupied by human settlements
A process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low-income renter-occupied area to a predominantly middle-class owner-occupied area

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