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Social movement

The term social movement refers to action by groups, individuals or organizations focusing over political or social matters. In particular, the movement wants to resist or undo certain change. A reform movement is one seeking to change laws and n ...

                                               

Span (unit of length)

Span is the width of a human hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger. 1 span = 9 inches = 0.2286 m In Slavic language, the analogue of span is pyad peti, пядь. It is the width from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the for ...

                                               

Stain

A stain is a spot that has another color than the material on which it is found. It can be occur without intention in the case of domestic stains on fabric, cloth, or other material, or it can be intentional. Stains are used intentionally in a va ...

                                               

Subsidized housing

Subsidized housing is the idea to create housing opportunities for people who have trouble finding a flat on the free market. Usually, this means that there is a maximum rent. Very often, the government pays part of this rent. People who get the ...

                                               

Superiority bias

Superiority bias is when people think too much of themselves without good reason. They overrate their positive qualities and abilities, and underrate their negative qualities. Other phrases for this are: illusory superiority, the above average ef ...

                                               

Sustainability

Sustainability means that a process or state can be maintained at a certain level for as long as is wanted. One definition of sustainability is the one created by the Brundtland Commission, led by the former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Br ...

                                               

Tanning bed

A tanning bed is a device that emits ultraviolet radiation to give people a tan. Like the sun, a tanning bed can also cause a sunburn if the person stays in too long. There are many kinds of tanning beds, but most look like the one in the photo.

                                               

Ticket (admission)

A ticket is a piece of printed paper that gives you the right to enter somewhere or do something. Tickets are often used as proof that you have paid for buses, theaters, cinemas or sporting events. Tickets often display printed information like s ...

                                               

Tickling

Tickling is to lightly scratch, touch, or rub a person or animal to make them laugh. For most people, it causes pleasure and happiness whereas others hate it. Tickle spots are feet, armpits, and sides of stomach.

                                               

Trench

A trench is a long, narrow ditch. Trench warfare has often been used in defense. Entrenched soldiers can be somewhat safe from enemy fire. Trench warfare made World War I longer than expected. The trench coat got its name from there. Several kind ...

                                               

Visiting card

A visiting card is a small paper card with a persons name on it. They were used to let someone know that another person had come to their home for a visit. Some visiting cards had just a name on them. Some also had images. Visiting cards are not ...

                                               

Washing

Washing is one way of cleaning, with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing is an essential part of good hygiene and health. Soaps and detergents help to spread the oils and dirt particles through the water, so they can be washed ...

                                               

World record

world record - the best record in the whole world record - an extreme attainment; the best performance ever attested ; "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record" too s ...

                                               

Zero tolerance

The term zero tolerance refers to automatic reprimand or punishment for even mild violations of certain rules. The policy forbids when people of even the highest position change punishment policy or rules. Punishments set earlier are not always s ...

                                               

Caffeine

Caffeine is a drug found in plants. It can be harmful for both humans and animals if a large amount is consumed. If a person ate 10-13 grams of caffeine quickly, between 80-100 cups of coffee, it would kill them.

                                               

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country whose metropolitan territory is in Western Europe and that also includes various overseas islands and territories in other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to ...

                                               

Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad HY -dər-ə-baad) is the largest capital of the state of Telangana. At over 12.2 million, it has the largest population of any city in the state Hyderabad is an A-1 city under the terms of development priorities. It is also known as city ...

                                               

Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al.

Kitzmiller, et al. v. Dover Area School District, et al. is the full name of a 2005 American trial. It is also called the Dover trial, because it happened in Dover, Pennsylvania. It said that intelligent design was not science, and could not be t ...

                                               

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer, songwriter, and actress. Her first album Let Go was credited as the biggest pop debut of 2002, and certified seven-times Platinum in the United States. Avril is considered a key musician in the de ...

                                               

Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American pop musician, dancer and actor. Timberlake first became famous when he appeared in the television series Mickey Mouse Club. He later became of part of the Grammy Award-winning boy band *NSYNC. He started h ...

                                               

Joss Whedon

Joss Hill Whedon is an American writer, director and producer. He was born Joseph Hill Whedon in New York City. He created the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and has also written several movie scripts a ...

                                               

Air space

Air space is the area of the air that is controlled by a country or organisation. You have to have the permission of the controller to enter their air space in an airplane. The air traffic controllers make sure the planes go in the right place an ...

                                               

Alpine climate

Alpine climate is the average weather for the regions above the tree line. This is a mountain or highland climate. No month has a mean temperature higher than 10 °C 50 °F.

                                               

Americas

The Americas are lands in the Western Hemisphere that are also known as the New World. Comprising the continents of North America and South America, along with their associated islands, they cover 8.3% of the Earths total surface area. Most peopl ...

                                               

Decimal degrees

Decimal degrees are the latitude and longitude geographic coordinates as decimal fractions. Positive latitudes are north of the equator and less than zero latitudes are south of equator. Positive longitudes are east of the prime meridian and less ...

                                               

Doab

Doab is an word used in India and Pakistan and means a piece of land between two rivers, extending to where the two rivers meet. The most important of these is between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers.

                                               

Dogger Bank

Dogger Bank is a large sandbank in the North Sea. It lies about 100 kilometres from the coast of England. It is about 260 kilometres long and 97 kilometres wide. On average, the North Sea is 94 metres deep. The average depth in the area of the Do ...

                                               

Elevation

When talking about geography the elevation of a certain point is how high it is compared to some reference point. Very often, the reference point is mean sea level, the level of the ocean midway between high and low tide on an average day. Most l ...

                                               

Flooding of the Nile

Before the Aswan Dam was built. there was a Nile flood, once a year. This flood carried rich sediments, which made the soil fertile. Egypt is located in the desert, and agriculture is only possible close to the Nile. A rainy season in Ethiopia st ...

                                               

Geo (microformat)

Geo is a microformat for marking up WSG84 geographical coordinates in HTML. Geo allows parsing tools to extract a location. The location can then be used in another website or mapping tool. It can also input into a GPS.

                                               

Geographical renaming

Geographical renaming is when a places name gets changed. There can be several reasons for geographical renaming. One such reason is countries joining together to form a new country. For example, after the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Sc ...

                                               

Geopolitics

Geopolitics is the study of how a countrys geography affect its foreign, economic and military policy. The word geopolitics comes from the words "geography" and "politics".

                                               

Ground

Ground is a commonly used word for the surface of the Earth. It is the dirt, soil and rock that we walk on. Ground in electrical language is the electrical charge of the earth. Voltages are compared to the ground to measure voltage.

                                               

Ice shelf

An i ce shelf is a large platform of ice, where a glacier flows down to a coastline. An ice shelf is usually very thick, usually 100 metres or more. Some ice shelves float on the water. Ice shelves that float are usually much thinner. The biggest ...

                                               

Item

Item, is a place in Nigeria. It is one of the communities in Bende Local Government Area in Abia State, Nigeria. It is next to Akeze in the north, Nkporo in the east, Alayi in the west, and Abiriba and Igbere in the south.

                                               

Lake Chuzenji

Lake Chūzenji was created by the eruption of Mt. Nantai 20.000 years ago. It has 11.90 km² wide area and 25 kilometers long circumference. It is the broadest lake in Tochigi Prefecture. Moreover, it is more than four kilometers wide with the high ...

                                               

Land

Land can mean some territory, forming part of a country. Roughly 22% of the surface of Earth is land, while the rest is covered with water. Land can have different types of soil; it may be covered with stones, sand, dirt, etc. Sometimes it is not ...

                                               

Land reclamation

Land reclamation is the idea of getting new land. It is usually done in coastal areas. Sometimes it is also done in areas like rivers and lakes. Usually, there is a natural process which fills such areas with sand, dirt and other materials. Land ...

                                               

Landlocked country

A country is landlocked if it has no access to any oceans or seas. As an example, Austria is landlocked. France is not landlocked because it has access to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. A sea is also landlocked if does not have access ...

                                               

Landmarks

Originally, a landmark literally meant a prominent, easily identified geographic point, used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. In modern use, it includes anything that can be recognized easily, such as a monument, ...

                                               

Landscape

A landscape means an area of land as one can see it. This includes landforms, flora, fauna and human elements, for instance human activity or the built environment. According to its meaning, lighting and weather conditions are part of landscape a ...

                                               

Language border

A language border or language boundary is the line separating two languages. The two languages must be different enough for speakers to not understand each other. If the speakers do understand each other, there will be a dialect continuum with no ...

                                               

Magnetic pole

Magnetic poles are special places in the magnetic field of the earth. On a magnetic pole, the magnetic field points vertically down. As the magnetic field of the earth changes over time, so do the magnetic poles. Note that the magnetic north pole ...

                                               

Mainland

Mainland is a term that simply means a large landmass or continent. It can also mean the largest of a group of islands. Sometimes the people who live on a mainland are called "mainlanders". Because of its larger area, a mainland almost always has ...

                                               

National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual geography contest sponsored by the National Geographic Society. It takes place every year in the United States.

                                               

North Magnetic Pole

The North Magnetic Pole is one of two places on the Earth where its magnetic field points vertically downwards. The other is the South Magnetic Pole. At any other place on earth, the magnetic field points to the North Magnetic Pole. This is why a ...

                                               

Polar night

The polar night is when it stays dark outside for more than twenty four hours. This occurs only inside the polar circles. A lot of times It will be a polar night for the winter and the opposite happens in the summer.

                                               

River Truro

The Truro River is located in Truro, a city in southern Cornwall. It flows from two rivers named Kenwyn and Allen. The Truro River flows into the River Fal, where there is a lot of wildlife. The river valleys surround the city on the north, east ...

                                               

Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society, also known as the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, is a British professional society engaged in the moving forward of geographical knowledge. The current president is Michael Palin.

                                               

Sahara pump theory

The Sahara Pump Theory attempts to explain how plants and animals from Africa moved into the Middle East and then Europe and Asia. At the time, Africa was rainier than it is today, and the Sahara was wetter, with bigger lakes and more rivers. Afr ...

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