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territory

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈter.ɪ.tər.i/ us    /-tɔːr.i/

territory noun [C or U] (AREA)

B2 (an area of) land, or sometimes sea, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person: He was shot down in enemy territory. The UN is sending aid to the occupied territories.B2 an area that an animal or person tries to control or thinks belongs to them: The robin keeps other birds off that part of the garden - that's his territory.
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territory noun [C or U] (SUBJECT)

C2 a subject that you know about or have experience in: The director is back on familiar territory with his latest film.
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