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territory

ter·ri·to·ry

territory

 
pronunciation:
te ri to ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: territories
definition 1: the land and waters that belong to a country.
The territory of the United States includes Alaska and Hawaii.The ship sailed into U.S. territory.
definition 2: an area of land marked by certain natural features or claimed by an animal as its own.
Animals often fight to protect their territory.
similar words:
area, region
Word Parts
The word territory contains the following part:
terr, terra Latin root that means earth, land
synonyms:
geo