Vocabulary of geography for FPSC , Vocabulary of geography for PPSC , Vocabulary of geography for CSS
B. the manner in which someone utters a word
C. a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
D. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
Explanation: If a skyscraper is blocking the view of farmland you once had from your house window, urbanization is happening. Urbanization is a word for becoming more like a city.
the social process whereby cities grow
B. the study of the characteristics of human populations
C. a system of government by the whole population
D. a social system in which power goes to superior intellects
Explanation: The word demography comes from two ancient Greek words, demos, meaning "the people," and graphy, meaning "writing about or recoding something" — so literally demography means "writing about the people."
B. a horse breeder
C. a biologist
D. an astronomer
Explanation: The equinox is one of the two times in a year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, and day and night are of equal length.
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
B. a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
C. a public educator at certain universities
D. a person who is under the protection of another
Explanation: Although ward is most often used in connection with hospitals and prisons, cities and towns can also be broken into wards. These are usually geographic areas that are used in elections: city council members often represent wards of the city.
a tract of abandoned farmland
B. a casino complex
C. a strip of commercial properties
D. a public park
Explanation: The noun hinterland comes to the English language via Germany: hinter is "behind" + land is, well, "land." It actually refers to the land lying inland — or behind — an ocean coast or river shore, which is why backwaters and hinterlands are used interchangeably.
the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
B. nutrient saturation of water leading to oxygen depletion
C. understanding the parts in relation to the whole
D. the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class
Explanation: When too many nutrients enter a body of water and cause unnatural growth of algae or other plants, that's eutrophication. This overgrowth eventually depletes oxygen in the water, killing off fish and other animal life.
a polar ice cap
B. a tropical rainforest
C. a sterile laboratory
D. an ant colony
Explanation: When you have a many different plants and animals living in one place, you have biodiversity. The Amazon rain forest is rich in biodiversity.
a community of people smaller than a town
B. a legislative assembly in certain countries
C. a committee appointed to judge a competition
D. a group of people assembled to sing together
Explanation: A village is a place where people live that's smaller than a city or town. The village where your grandparents live might have a population of only a few hundred people.
an ornamental embellishment in writing
B. a shelter from danger or hardship
C. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
D. the wood of trees prepared for use as building material
Explanation: Timber! That's the call of warning you hear before a tree falls. That's because those lumberjacks are going to use the tree to make timber, otherwise known as "lumber" or the wood used for construction.
a tennis ball
B. an ice cream cone
C. a brick
D. a stop sign
Explanation: A globe doesn't have to be a spherical representation of our planet; it can be anything shaped like one — like a soccer ball or a gumball.