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Definition of (the) Northern Territory from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

(the) Northern Territory

 
BrE BrE//ˌnɔːðən ˈterətri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɔːrðərn ˈterətɔːri//
 
 
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a state in north-central Australia. The capital is Darwin. It became a self-governing territory in 1978 and a full state in 1995.