Intro to Geography

paraphrase
definition- rewording for the purpose of clarification
paraphrase- making a definition shorter but with the same meaning
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Cardinal directions
definition-the four cardinal directions are the directions of north, south, east, and west
paraphrase-North, South, East, West
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intermediate directions
definition-the points of the compass that fall between north and east, north and west, south and east, and south and west.
paraphrase-NE, NW, SE, and SW
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continent
definition-any of the world's main continuous expanses of land
paraphrase- North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
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atmosphere
definition-the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
paraphrase-gases surrounding the earth

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biosphere
definition-the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth occupied by living organisms
paraphrase-regions of the atmosphere
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hydrosphere
definion-all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's, such as clouds
paraphrase-all the water on earth's surface
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lithosphere
definition-the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle
paraphrase-crust and mantle (outer part of the earth)

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tectonic forces
definition-forces gathered from within the earth that result in uplift, movement, or deformation of part of the earth's crust
paraphrase-forces that result in uplift or movement of the earth's crust
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push factor
definition-factors that include people to leave old residences
paraphrase-people leave places
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pull factor
definition-the lure of another country, region, organization, or religion
paraphrase-attractions that draw migrants to a place
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cottage industry
definition-a business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home
paraphrase-home business
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primary economic activity
definition-using natural resources: farming, fishing, lumbering, and mining
paraphrase-using natural resources
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agriculture
definition-the science or practicing farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing crops and the rearing of animals to provide
paraphrase-farming; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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cultural diffusion
definition-the spread of a cultural trait (material object, idea, or behavior pattern) from one society to another
paraphrase-spread of a cultural trait from one society to another
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primary economic activity
definition-using natural resources: farming, fishing, lumbering, mining
paraphrase-using natural resoures
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secondary economic activity
definition-changing natural resources into new products: manufacturing, refining, etc.
paraphrase-changing natural resources into new products
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tertiary economic activity
definition-services provided for others in exchange for money or products: banking, nursing, teaching
paraphrase-services provided for others in exchange for money or products
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quaternary economic activity
definition-