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abiotic

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

Not living, non-biological, usually describing factors in an ecosystem: atmospheric gases, humidity, salinity, soil mineral particles, water, and so on.

ablation

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

Loss of snow and ice from a glacier by *sublimation, melting, and evaporation; and from the *calving

Abler, Ronald F.

Abler, Ronald F. (1939)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
85 words

An influential American human geographer who co-authored a pioneering text on the *spatial science approach (Spatial Organization: The

aboriginal

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
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104 words

The first or earliest known inhabitants of a *place or *region. Aboriginals are often called *indigenous

aborigine

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

A member of an indigenous people existing in a land before invasion or colonization from outside. For Canadian aboriginal peoples,

abrasion

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

Also known as corrasion, this is the grinding away of bedrock by fragments of rock which may be incorporated in

absolute humidity

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

The density of the water vapour present in a mixture of air and water vapour. Cold air cannot contain as

absolute plate motion

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

The movement of a crustal plate in relation to a fixed point, such as a hot spot, or latitude and

abstraction

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

The selection and conceptualization of a phenomenon, or some aspect of it; a way of viewing a real world object,

abstraction

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
107 words

The act or process of isolating a phenomenon and removing it from its real context of existence. It has a

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