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"territory" in British English

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territorynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈter.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /-tɔːr.i/
B2 (an ​area of) ​land, or sometimes ​sea, that is ​considered as ​belonging to or ​connected with a ​particularcountry or ​person: He was ​shot down in ​enemy territory. The UN is ​sendingaid to the occupied territories.B2 an ​area that an ​animal or ​persontries to ​control or ​thinksbelongs to them: The ​robinkeeps other ​birds off that ​part of the ​garden - that's his territory.

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(Definition of territory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"territory" in American English

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territorynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈter·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/
an ​area of ​land, ​sea, or ​space, esp. when it ​belongs to or is ​connected with a ​particularcountry, ​person, or ​animal: [U] Maryland gave up territory to ​form Washington, DC. [C] The UN is ​sendingaid to the ​occupied territories.
(Definition of territory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"territory" in Business English

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territorynoun

uk   us   /ˈterɪtəri/ (plural territories)
[C or U] an ​area of a town, country, etc. that someone has ​responsibility for in their ​job: A salesman's ​failure to ​achieve apparently realistic ​targets might be ​due to a ​change in the ​size of his territory. Europe has been very fertile territory for our ​products.
[C or U] land that belongs to a particular country: The island is a territory of Australia. The four new ​oilcontracts will ​amount to a half ​billiondollarsworth of ​foreigninvestment in their territory.
[C or U] an ​area of ​knowledge or ​activity: This is a territory that lies somewhere between ​mainstream sport and ​video games. Online ​selling was new territory for us.
[U] FINANCE the ​generallevel of a ​price, ​amount, ​value, etc.: Crude ​oilprices are approaching unchartered territory. Persistent ​production problems helped ​driveoilprices further into record territory yesterday.
sth comes/goes with the territory something always or often ​happens in a particular ​situation and you must ​accept it: It is never ​easy to ​accept criticism, but it comes with the territory.
(Definition of territory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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