Definition of territorial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    territorial

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌtɛrəˈtɔriəl//
     
     
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  1. 1connected with the land or ocean that is owned by a particular country territorial disputes Both countries feel they have territorial claims to (= have a right to own) the islands.
  2. 2(of animals, birds, etc.) guarding and defending an area of land that they believe to be their own territorial instincts Cats are very territorial.
territoriality
 
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NAmE//ˌtɛrəˌtɔriˈælət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable] the instinctive territoriality of some animals
territorially
 
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NAmE//ˌtɛrəˈtɔriəli//
 
adverb The country was trying to expand territorially.

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