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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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natural change

The birth rate minus the death rate of a population.
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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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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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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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glacial retreat

Net loss of ice from a glacier as a result of ablation exceeding accumulation.
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pastoral farming

 Farming that produces livestock for meat, milk, wool, hide and other animal products.
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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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interlocking spurs

 Tapering ridges which alternately project into a river valley, around which the river winds its course.
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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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