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abiotic

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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

Abler, Ronald F.

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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

aboriginal

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

aborigine

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

abundance

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The total number of individuals of a certain species present in an area, generally estimated by sampling methods (such as

abyssal

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Of or belonging to the ocean depths, especially below 2000 m. The abyssopelagic zone is that part of deep lakes,

academic capitalism

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A description of universities, academics, and academic knowledge that suggests these are increasingly being driven by commercial values and goals.

accelerator

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A factor which increases the momentum of a boom or slump in an economy, so that a small change in

access

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Connection or entry to a service. A. Sen (1999) measures access to advantage by one’s access to basic

accessibility

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The ease of approach to one location from other locations: in terms of the distance travelled, the cost of travel,

accessibility

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The ease with which goods and services in one location can be accessed by people living in another location. Transportation

accordant

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Complying with; thus, accordant drainage has evolved in conformity with the underlying geological structure: domes show a radial pattern, for

accretion

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1 The growth of land by the offshore deposition of sediment, forming *spits and *tombolos. Accretion is

acculturation

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The adaptation to, and adoption of, a new culture. This may occur simultaneously as two cultures meet, but occurs more

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