AP Human Geography Key Terms Str-Zo

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AP Human Geography Key Terms Str-Zo


 
  
Created May 12, 2008
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economic policies imposed on LDCs by international agencies to create conditions encouraging...
 
structural adjustment program
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agriculture designed primarily to provide food for direct consumption by the farmer and the...
 
subsistence agriculture
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farming methods that preserve longterm productivity of land and minimize pollution
 
sustainable agriculture
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the level of development that can be maintained in a country w/o overly depleting resources
 
sustainable development
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a patch of land cleared for planting through slashing and burning
 
swidden
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a restriction on behavior imposed by social customs
 
taboo
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the portion of the economy concerned with transportation, communications, and utilities
 
tertiary sector
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a fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing
 
textile
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to beat out grain from stalks by trampling it
 
thresh
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the minimum number of ppl needed to support the service
 
threshold
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the name given to a portion of Earth's surface
 
toponym
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the avg. # of children a woman will have throughout her childbearing years
 
total fertility rate (TFR)
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a square 6 mi long on a side; the Land Ordiance divided much of the U.S. into a series of these
 
township
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a group of neighboring countries that promote trade with each other and erect barriers to limit...
 
trading bloc
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the seasonal migration of livestock between mountains and lowland pastures
 
transhumance
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a company that conducts research, operates factories, and sells products in many countries
 
transnational corporation
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services that diffuse and distribute services
 
transportation and information services
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a practice where European ships transported slaves from Africa to the Caribbean, molasses to...
 
triangular slave trade
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commercial gardening and fruit farming
 
truck farming
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a group in society prevented from participating in the material benefits of a more developed...
 
underclass
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people who enter a country w/o proper documents
 
undocumented immigrants
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the increasing gap in economic conditions between core and peripheral regions as a result of...
 
uneven development
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an internal organization of a state that places most power in the hands of central government...
 
unitary state
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a religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location
 
universalizing religion
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program in which cities identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods and turn the land over to...
 
urban renewal
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an increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements
 
urbanization
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in the U.S., a central city plus its built-up suburbs
 
urbanized area
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the gross value of the product minus the costs of raw materials and energy
 
value added
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reproduction of plants by direct cloning from existing plants
 
vegetative planting
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an area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity
 
vernacular region
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permanent movement undertaken by choice
 
voluntary migration
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a form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans
 
Vulgar Latin
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rice planted on dryland in a nursery, then moved to a flooded field to promote growth
 
wet rice
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to remove chaff by allowing it to be blown away by the wind
 
winnow
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wheat planted in the fall and harvested in the early summer
 
winter wheat
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a decline of the total fertility rate to the point where the NIR equals 0
 
zero population growth
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a law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community
 
zoning ordinace


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