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cultural trait

idea or way of doing things that is common in a certain culture

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culture

beliefs, customs, practices, and behavior of a particular nation or group of people

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culture region

area in which a single culture or cultural trait is dominant

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Doaism

a philosophy of following the Dao, that is, the natural way of the universe

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death rate

number of deaths per 1,000 people in a year

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deciduous tree

tree that loses its leaves in the fall

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degree

unit that measures angles

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deforestation

the loss of forest cover in a region that results from the trees in a forest being destroyed faster than they can grow back

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delta

a flat plain formed on the seabed where a river deposits material over many years

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demand

desire for a particular good or service

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democracy

form of government in which citizens hold political power

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demographer

scientists who study human populations

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demonstration

a public display of group opinion, often a rally or march

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deportation

being sent back to one's home country

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deposition

process of depositing material eroded and carried by water, ice, or wind

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desalination

removal of salt from deawater

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desertification

the change when arable land dries out and becomes desert

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developed country

country with a strong economy and a high quality of life

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developing country

country with a less-productive economy and a lower quality of life

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development

country's economic growth and quality of life

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dictator

leader with complete control over government

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diplomacy

managing communication and relationships between countries

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direct democracy

government in which citizens take part in the day-to-day affairs of government

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disposable income

money left after taxes are paid

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distortion

loss of accuracy

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diversity

cultural variety

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drought

long period of extremely dry weather

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Druze

a person who follows a religion related to Islam

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dynasty

a series of rulers from the same family