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Glossary: J is for ... J-shaped jungle.
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Glossary of J...

J-shaped curve
In population growth, a growth (for example, in population) with time, which culminates in a precipitous decline in numbers.
Compare with S-shaped curve.

joule
The energy used by a force of one Newton to move its point of application in the direction of the force one meter.

jungle
Secondary forest that grows up after primary forest is destroyed. Dense tropical thickets choked with undergrowth.
(From Hindu) Contrast with rain forest

Jurassic
Geologic period about 144 to 208 million years ago. Period when the first birds and mammals appeared and shallow seas covered large areas of the continents.