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globilization
a force or progress that involves the entire world and results in making something worldwide in scope
transnational corporation
conducts reasearch, operates factories, and sells products in many countries
distribution
the arrangement of a feature in space
density
the frequency with which something occurs in space
arithmetic density
is the total number of objects in an area, commonly used to compare the distributionof population in different countries
physiological density
the number of persons per unit of area suitable for agriculture
agricultural density
the number of farmers per unit area of farmland
concentration
the extent of a features spread over space
pattern
the geometric arrangement of objects in space
space-time compression
describes the reduction in the time it takes for something to reach another place
distance decay
contact diminshes with increasing distance and eventually disappears
hearth
the place from which an innovation ofrginates
diffusion
the process by which a characteristic spreads across space from one place to another over time
relocation diffusion
the spread of an idea throught movement of people from one place to another
expansion diffusion
the spread of a feature from one place to another in a snowballing process
hierarchical diffusion
the spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons
contagious diffusion
is the rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population
stimulus diffusin
the spread of an underlying principle, even though a characteristic itself apparently fails to diffuse
uneven development
the increasing gap in economic conditions between regions in the core and periphery that results from the globilaziation of the economy