Geo. Vocabulary

Geography
Ocean
one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround
the continents
mountain peak
pointed top of a mountain
absolute location
exact location of a place on the earth
described by global coordinates
basin area
of land drained by a given river and its branches;
area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevation
bay
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,
generally smaller than a gulf
canyon
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
cape
point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
channel
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that
lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway
cliff
steep high wall of rock, earth, or ice
continent
one of the seven large landmasses on the earth
cultural feature
characteristic that humans have created in a
place, such as language, religion, housing, and settlement
pattern
delta
low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream
by a river and deposited at its mouth
downstream
direction in which a river or stream flows from its
source to its mouth

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