Associations to the word «Territory»


TERRITORY, noun. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
TERRITORY, noun. (Canada) One of three of Canada's federated entities, located in the country's Arctic, with fewer powers than a province and created by Act of Parliament rather than by the Constitution: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
TERRITORY, noun. A geographic area under control of a single governing entity such as state or municipality; an area whose borders are determined by the scope of political power rather than solely by natural features such as rivers and ridges.
TERRITORY, noun. (zoology) An area that an animal of a particular species consistently defends against its conspecifics.
TERRITORY, noun. (sports and games) The part of the playing field or board over which a player or team has control.
TERRITORY, noun. A geographic area that a person or organization is responsible for in the course of work.
TERRITORY, noun. A location or logical space which someone owns or controls.
TERRITORY, noun. A market segment or scope of professional practice over which an organization or type of practitioner has exclusive rights.
TERRITORY, noun. An area of subject matter, knowledge, or experience.

Dictionary definition

TERRITORY, noun. A region marked off for administrative or other purposes.
TERRITORY, noun. An area of knowledge or interest; "his questions covered a lot of territory".
TERRITORY, noun. The geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil".

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