territory

(redirected from territories)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
A space that a person occupies, either ‘permanently’ (primary territory), regularly (secondary territory), or only rarely (tertiary territory)

territory

any area defended by an animal against members of the same species. During the breeding season breeding territories may be defended, but territoriality may occur outside the breeding season, for example in defending feeding territories. In breeding territories, the male usually defends the area against other males, and territoriality may last all, or only a part of, the breeding season. The term is not to be confused with HOME RANGE.
References in periodicals archive ?
We have seen very strong sales from our new territories in Colorado, and we are excited by the opportunities that Arizona and New Mexico will bring.
Among perching birds, or passerines, in these zones, 90 percent defend territories during the breeding season but not the rest of the year.
Upon the unanimous passing in 1960 of Resolution 1514, referred to as the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Territories and Peoples,(5) the map of the world as well as U.
FCO Minister Mark Simmonds welcomes leaders of the Overseas Territories to London for summit meeting on action to support jobs and growth.
In two cases, he found nearly identical calls in males whose territories lay about a kilometer apart and then discovered that they had shared a great-grandfather 15 years ago.
The large number of Palestinians in the conquered territories recreated the demographic problem for Israel.
This funding would be shared between the Commonwealth and states and territories on a 65:35 split.
From there, we can assess the possibilities and constraints surrounding women's activism in the Occupied Territories.
1) At the same time, there has been no examination of how Palestinian human rights organizations in the Occupied Territories have faced the dual challenge of increased repression and growing international concern since the uprising began in December 1987.