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English noun: territory

1. territory (location) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Synonymsdistrict, dominion, territorial dominion

Broader (hypernym)region

Narrower (hyponym)administrative district, administrative division, associated state, border district, borderland, British East Africa, British West Africa, city district, community, congressional district, development, enclave, goldfield, jurisdiction, mandate, mandatory, march, marchland, palatinate, possession, protectorate, residential area, residential district, territorial division, trust territory, trusteeship

Instance hyponymAcadia, Acre, American Samoa, Aragon, AS, Athos, Attica, Boeotia, Castile, Castilla, Catalonia, Darfur, East Malaysia, Eastern Samoa, Galloway, Kordofan, KwaZulu-Natal, Lake District, Lakeland, Lothian Region, Louisiana Purchase, Mount Athos, Natal, North Borneo, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas, Northern Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Palatinate, Papal States, Pfalz, Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia, Yukon, Yukon Territory

2. territory (cognition) an area of knowledge or interest

SamplesHis questions covered a lot of territory.

Broader (hypernym)area

3. territory (location) the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state

SamplesAmerican troops were stationed on Japanese soil.


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

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