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Land Hoarding


 The act by which property developers buy up land but do not build on it immediately, instead waiting for the price of the land to rise and ensuring a higher profit upon sale.
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Nucleated Settlement


A settlement that has historically formed around a single central point such as a market square or a river crossing point.
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Natural Change


The birth rate minus the death rate of a population.
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Scramble for Africa


The period between 1880-1900 characterised by the rapid invasion, occupation and colonisation of the African continent by European powers.
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Development Gap


The widening difference in levels of development between the world's richest and poorest people.
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Core Region


An area at the heart of economic activity, where innovation, technology and employment are at a high level.
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Subduction


 The downward and sideways movement of one tectonic plate under another and into the mantle.
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Hydraulic Action


The sheer erosive force of water within a stream or river.
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Grid Square


The squares of a map denoted by a grid formed by a series of numbered horizontal (Northing) and vertical (Easting) lines
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Distributary


A branch of a river that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel such as in a delta.
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