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one of the seven major landmasses of the earth
continent
al arge community of plants and animals whose makeup is determined by soil and climate
biome
the imaginary line around the earth's center, equidistant from t he poles, and perpendicular to the earth's axis of rotation
equator
the halves of the earth north and south of the equator; also the halves of the earth east and west of the prime meridian
hemisphere
distance measured in degrees north and south of the equator
latitude
imaginary lines, measured in degrees, running from pole to pole; also called meridians
longitude
zero mediridan, passing through Greenwich, England, from which longitude is measured
prime meridian
the imaginary line of longitude where the date changes, directly opposite the prime meridian
international date line
a proportion used to determine the distance between two points on a map
scale
a precise description of the surface features of a particular area, including elevation
topography
line on a topographic map connecting points that have thesame elevation
contour line