chapter 3 vocab vocab words

Term Definition
navigation the science or planing and controlling the direction of the ship
circumnavigation to sail completly around something
expidition a journey to achieve a goal
colony an area of land ruled by another country
merchant someone who buys and sells goods to earn money
kingdom a place ruled by king or queen
caravan a group of people and animals who travel together
technology using scientific tools and knowledge to do things better and more rapidly
astrolabe a tool that measures the height of the sun or a star above the horizon
profit the money a business has left over after all expenses are paid
slavery a cruel system in which people are bought and sold and made to work without pay
settlements a small community of people living in a new place
epidemic an outbreak of disease that spreads quickly and affects many people
conquistador a Spanish conquer
empire many nations or territories ruled by a single group or leader
missions a religious community where priests taught Christianity
hacienda a large farm or ranch often with its own village and church
convert to convince someone to change his or her religion or beliefs
revolt a violet uprising against a ruler
parallel a line of latitude
meridian a line of longitude
absolute location the exact latitude and longitude of places on the globe