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Definitions for territoriality
ˌtɛr ɪˌtɔr iˈæl ɪ ti, -ˌtoʊr-ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·ty

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  1. territorialitynoun

    the behavior of a male animal that defines and defends its territory


  1. territorialitynoun

    The fact or legal status of being a territory.

  2. territorialitynoun

    The pattern of behaviour in animals that defines and defends a territory.

  3. territorialitynoun

    A pattern of human behaviour characterised by defence of a particular territory or area of interest.


  1. Territoriality

    Territoriality is a term associated with nonverbal communication that refers to how people use space to communicate ownership/occupancy of areas and possessions. The anthropological concept branches from the observations of animal ownership behaviors. We can consider that this personal space is like a bubble that one doesn't want invaded. An example of demonstrating territoriality might be the car size. Driving a large truck like the Ford F350 might be communicating that a value of owning a lot of space on the highway. However, driving a small car like the Ford Pinto, then might be communicating no need to occupy so much space. Another example is students as they sit in class. Some students like to spread their backpack and books out in a way to let other students know that they don't want others to sit next to them. These students obviously value having a lot of space that they don't have to share. On the other hand, some students keep their books and bags close to them, making others aware that they don't have a problem sharing the space around them with other students. Territoriality can also be associated with states or nations. Government and social ideas are also associated with Territoriality. A nation state can establish common ideals amongst its citizens which lead to territoriality. Nationalism is an example of this. National pride, common religious practices, and politics all play a role in a state's territoriality.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Territoriality

    Behavior in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of territoriality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of territoriality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. huff
    • B. excogitate
    • C. suffuse
    • D. aberrate

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