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A compass direction such as north or south
absolute direction
the physical distance between two points usually measured in miles or kilometers
absolute distance
the position or place of a certain item on the surface of the Earth as expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds of latitude and longitude
absolute location
the degree of ease with which it is possible to reach a certain location from other locations.
accessibility
cultural modification resulting from intercultural borrowing(change that occurs in the culture of a less technologically advanced people when contact is made with a society that's more technologically advanced
acculturation
a growing environmental peril whereby acidified rainwater severely damages plant and animal life
acid rain
Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified partof an acient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
Acropolis
the space within which daily activity occurs
Activity (or action) space
graphic representation of a population showing the percentages of the total population by age and sex, normally in five year groups
age-sex pyramid
a compact, closely packed settlement sharply demarcated from adjoining farmlands
agglomerated settlement
process involving the clustering or concentrating of people or activities
agglomeration
relating to the use land in rural communities or to agricultural societies in general
agrarian
a general term for large-scale, mechanized industrial agriculture that's controlled by corporate interests
agribusiness
the # of inhabitants per unit of agricultural land
agricultural density
the revolutionary transformation of agricultural practices, systems, and production.
Agricultural Revolution
the purposeful tending of crops and livestock in order to produce food and fiber
agriculture