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Australian Capital Territory

Syllabification: Aus·tral·ian Cap·i·tal Ter·ri·to·ry

Definition of Australian Capital Territory in English:

A federal territory in New South Wales, Australia, that consists of two enclaves ceded by New South Wales—one in 1911 to contain Canberra, the other in 1915 containing Jervis Bay. The latter became the Jervis Bay Territory in 1988.

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Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful