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Centerville World Geography 1st Semester Vocabulary

First semester vocabulary list for world geography

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Biosphere
The part of the earth where life exists.
Ecosystem
All the organisms living and nonliving dependent on the environment.
Atmosphere
The air that surrounds the earth.
Human Environment Interaction
The study of humans and their relationship with their physical environment.
Relative Location
A general description of where a place is.
Hydrosphere
The watery areas of the earth.
Climate
The condition of the atmosphere over an extended period of time.
European Union
is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europ
NAFTA
Free trade agreement between Canada, U.S., and Mexico
Movement
The ongoing movement of people, goods, and services.
Weather
The condition of the atmosphere over a short period of time.
Doubling Time
The amount of time it takes a population to double in size.
Lithosphere
Land and ocean basins that make up the earth.
Place
A particular space with physical and human meaning.
Population Density
Average number of people per square mile or kilometer.
Culture Hearth
The place where culture began and culture traits spread outward.
Continental Drift
The theory that best explains the continents current location.
Delta
Alluvial deposit formed at a river's mouth that forms the Greek letter delta or the shape of a triangle.
Grid System
Patterns formed as the lines of latitude and longitude cross one another.
Population Growth Rate
Birth rate-death rate= population growth rate or natural increase.

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