Share this entry

Share this page

territorial

Pronunciation: /ˌterəˈtɔːriəl; ˌterɪˈtɔːriəl/

Translation of territorial in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [rights/sovereignty/dispute] territorial
    Example sentences
    • The notion of jurisdiction is essentially territorial.
    • Ideas of territorial integrity and the ownership of territory are very strong.
    • Scots emerged as some of the great imperial administrators, they explored the unknown, as soldiers they crushed native opposition and made territorial gains.
    1.2 [Zoology/Zoología] [animal/bird] que tiene un sentido muy desarrollado de su territorio
    Example sentences
    • Males of many species of hummingbird are territorial and the territories, which are usually centered around a food source, are aggressively defended by their owners.
    • Breeding fighting fish are territorial, defending an area around a nest of mucus-coated bubbles floating on the water surface.
    • Further, we have been advised that the wild dogs are very territorial and, if they find any animal in what they consider their territory, they will try to kill it.
    Example sentences
    • They exhibit strong territorial behaviour during the breeding season.
    • Adults are at their lowest weight in the spring as territorial behaviour by the boars and suckling by the sows will have reduced their stored fat to a minimum.
    • Fairly early into the same dive at Edy Point, the first of 5 grey reef sharks came up from the depths, curious but keeping a safe distance and displaying no aggressive territorial behaviour.

Definition of territorial in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tecito
m
tea …
Cultural fact of the day

The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.