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"territorial" in American English

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territorialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌter·əˈtɔr·i·əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
relating to ​territory or a ​particularterritory : He ​served as territorial ​governor. Some ​animals are territorial (= they ​defendparticularareas against other ​animals).
(Definition of territorial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"territorial" in British English

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territorialadjective

uk   /ˌter.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əl/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
C2 relating to territory: a territorial ​dispute Some ​animals and ​birds are territorial (= they ​mark out ​areas which they ​defend against ​others).

Territorialnoun [C]

uk   /ˌter.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əl/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
a ​member of the Territorial Army
(Definition of territorial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"territorial" in Business English

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territorialadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌterɪˈtɔːriəl/
relating to a particular ​region: They did not want to ​grant territorial ​exclusivity to ​wholesaledistributors.
(Definition of territorial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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