Geography Dictionary & Glossary for students

Geography Dictionary

Welcome to possibly the most comprehensive geographic related dictionary on the internet for students

Choose the initial letter of the term you wish to visit and click on it.

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Welcome to ITS Tutorial School's comprehensive source of definitions for Geography related terms. The definitions cover a range of subject areas in:

  • Physical Geography

  • Human Geography

  • Related disciplines

Over 1500 terms defined. This dictionary is primarily aimed at supporting secondary/senior/high school and early tertiary students who are studying Geography or related subjects such as Earth Sciences.

The definitions of terms that have been included are most of the major subject specific words that students will come across when studying Geography from the school years in the age range 12-18. First year undergraduates may also find it a useful reference point for topic areas that they did not cover at secondary/senior/high school.  All terms in this dictionary are cross referenced and linked for ease of use.

The resource is the second in a series of Dictionaries/Glossaries that ITS Tutorial School has been developing specifically aimed at providing a comprehensive source of subject specific definitions aimed at helping students and teachers everywhere. ITS Tutorial School is aiming to provide a content rich portal that will be of aid to both educators and students worldwide. All terms in this dictionary have been rewritten from a wide variety of sources with the emphasis being on precise definitions and explanations that students can use in their study. Term are cross linked with the linked term opening in a new page so that students can fully understand the definition or concept that is being explained.

The resource has been developed in response to my own frustration at there not being any comprehensive Geography dictionaries or glossaries on the web that are free open-access. I believe that restricted/subscription access to dictionary web pages is wrong. The terms defined do not belong to anyone. The definitions compiled here have been rewritten from a huge variety of academic sources and are based on my own educational experiences and my experience of teaching Geography in Hong Kong since 1997.

That said, I have spent a huge amount of time writing it and in the interests of maintaining my own ethical position, I do assert my rights as the copyright holder of this dictionary.

You may print definitions for your own use as a student or teacher without my permission but I do ask that these print-outs give the URL as the source.

You may not copy any of these pages on to your own web-site, or any form of electronically accessible media.

Danny Harrington

Please email ITS if you would like to add a term to this dictionary / glossary.  Either send us your definition or request that we define the term for you.

This resource was created to help students and others everywhere.  ITS would like to freely encourage other internet sites to link to this dictionary.

Please just paste the following link text into your html source code:

<a href="" target="_new"> Geography Dictionary / Glossary for Students</a>

It will look like this:      Geography Dictionary / Glossary for Students

All terms in this dictionary are bookmarked and it is possible to place a link to any term that will then open the definition in a new page from your own site by using the following text. All that is needed is to change the b.htm to the correct dictionary letter page ie d.htm and the tem ie Barrier_beach to the term you wish to show the definition to i.e Debris

<a target="_blank" href="" >barrier beach</a>

It will look like this:   barrier beach  

Any questions or comments [email protected]

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This dictionary is designed to be especially targeted at students studying the following courses and syllabuses:

United Kingdom (UK) AS & A2 (GCE) Level syllabuses from AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam boards
The IB (International Baccalaureate) Geography and Environmental Systems
Hong Kong (HK) A Level Geography
Hong Kong HKCEE Geography
Hong Kong HKDSE Geography
UK and International GCSE and IGCSE courses
Australian syllabuses including HSC, VCE and SACE
Introductory level courses in the United States for geography degrees
First year university or associate diploma level geography courses
Home schooling students

This resource was developed by:
Danny Harrington
M.A.  (Oxon)
ITS Tutorial School
Hong Kong registered school No:566985

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