Define These Words: geography, culture etc................?

geography, culture, continent, land form, weather, climate, cartography, projection, distortion, hemisphere, latitude lines / parallel lines, longitude lines / meridians, equator, prime meridian, physical map, political map, thematic maps, legend or key, compass rose, scale, arctic & antarctic circle, tropic zones, international dateline, mercator map, north and south pole, time zones, symbol, intermediate directions.

or at least do some whoever does the most gets best answer.


too lazy, but i asked this question to see if mine is correct. I already got most of em

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Geography-the science dealing with the areal differentiation of the earth's surface, as shown in the character, arrangement, and interrelations over the world of such elements as climate, elevation, soil, vegetation, population, land use, industries, or states, and of the unit areas formed by the complex of these individual elements.

    Culture- the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.

    Continent-one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica).

    Land Form-In the earth sciences and geology sub-fields, a landform or physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element of topography. Landform elements also include seascape and oceanic waterbody interface features such as bays, peninsulas, seas and so forth, including sub-surface terrain features such as submersed mountain ranges, volcanoes, and the great ocean basins under the thin skin of water, for the whole earth is the province and domain of geology.

    Weather-the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.

    Climate-the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.

    Cartography-the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.

    Projection- a systematic construction of lines drawn on a plane surface representative of and corresponding to the meridians and parallels of the curved surface of the earth or celestial sphere.

    distortion- A change in the shape of an image resulting from imperfections in an optical system, such as a lens.

    hemisphere- half of the terrestrial globe or celestial sphere, esp. one of the halves into which the earth is divided. Compare Eastern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere.

    latitude lines / parallel lines- is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.


    longitude lines / meridians- is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as meridians.

    equator the great circle on a sphere or heavenly body whose plane is perpendicular to the axis, equidistant everywhere from the two poles of the sphere or heavenly body.

    prime meridian The zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England.

    physical map- showing identifiable landmarks such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and other permanent geographic features

    political map- a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes.

    thematic maps- is a simple map made to reflect a particular theme about a geographic area. Thematic maps can portray physical, social, political, cultural, economic, sociological, agricultural, or any other aspects of a city, state, region,nation , or continent

    legend or key- a table on a map, chart, or the like, listing and explaining the symbols used

    compass rose- a symbol on a compass or map that is circular with graded points for the directions; also called

    scale- the ratio of distances or sometimes of areas on a map to the corresponding values on the earth.

    The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. In 2009, it is the parallel of latitude that runs approximately 66° 33′ 39″ (or 66.56083°) north of the Equator. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone. The equivalent Polar circle in the Southern Hemisphere is called the Antarctic Circle.

    tropic zones- seated in the equatorial regions of the world, are limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere at approximately 23°26' (23.4°) N latitude and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere at 23°26' (23.4°) S latitude.

    The Antarctic Circle is one of the five major circles (or parallels) of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. As of 2009, it lies at latitude 66° 33′ 39″ (or 66.56083°) south of the equator. The area south of the Antarctic Circle is known as the Antarctic, and the zone immediately to the north is called the Southern Temperate Zone. The equivalent line of latitude in the northern hemisphere is the Arctic Circle.

    international dateline- is

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I think that there are two responses to this question: - Margaret Mead's sense of a group of people and how they live their lives - the European understanding of the word which has more to do with the best that society can offer in terms of education, art, literature, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    Get a dictionary and do your own homework.

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