Definition of territoriality in US English:



  • See territorial

    • ‘Investigating the characteristics of the Little Egret's territoriality requires individual identification with permanent markings such as color bands.’
    • ‘Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Kingbird, and Goldfinch are locked in an twisted triangle of territoriality, and woe betide the bird that stumbles into this gang war.’
    • ‘The Blackfoot never coveted a territorially bound nation-state, yet their nationalism was intrinsically tied to their territory and to Blackfoot conceptualisations of territoriality.’
    • ‘Our results are concordant with other studies of large mammalian carnivores, which reported that populations were not limited primarily by territoriality but by the supply of food.’
    • ‘The rise in the population of the leopard and the imbalance in territoriality vis-à-vis the carrying capacity of the habitat has also caused this versatile animal to adapt itself to the new equations.’