territoriality

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ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

 (tĕr′ĭ-tôr′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ties
1. The status of a territory.
2. A behavior pattern in animals consisting of the occupation and defense of a territory.

territoriality

(ˌtɛrɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state or rank of being a territory
2. (Zoology) the behaviour shown by an animal when establishing and defending its territory

ter•ri•to•ri•al•i•ty

(ˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti, -ˌtoʊr-)

n.
1. territorial quality, condition, or status.
2. the behavior of an animal in defining and defending its territory.
3. attachment to or protection of a territory or domain.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.territoriality - the behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory
behaviour, behavior - (psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
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territoriality

[ˌterɪˌtɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ] Nterritorialidad f