Definition of Northern territory

1. Noun. A territory in north central Australia.

Generic synonyms: District, Dominion, Territorial Dominion, Territory
Group relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Terms within: Darwin



Definition of Northern territory

1. Proper noun. Territory in northern Australia which has Darwin as its capital. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Northern territory

1. A territory in north central Australia, east of the state of queensland. Its capital is darwin. Originally a part of new south wales, it was annexed to south Australia in 1863, entered the commonwealth as part of it in 190l, transferred to the commonwealth in 1911, divided in 1927, but was reestablished in 1931. It was granted self government within the commonwealth of Australia in 1978. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Northern Territory

northern pocket gopher
northern porgy
northern raven
northern red-backed vole
northern red oak
northern screamer
northern scup
northern sea robin
northern shoveler
northern shovelers
northern shrike
northern shrimp
northern shrimps
northern snakehead
northern storm petrel
northern territory (current term)
northern white cedar
northern whiting
northern woodsia
northerner
northerners
northernest
northernly
northernness
northerns
northers
northing
northings
northland

Literary usage of Northern territory

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the northern territory the Roper River is a fine large stream, ... In the northern territory gold has also been found over a considerable tract of ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"The population of the northern territory (occluding full-blooded aboriginals) ... Hides and skins exported from the northern territory during the year ended ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1884)
"... last Explorations in the northern territory, South Australia. ... 1883) in the northern territory of South Australia, accompanied by an excellent map, ..."

4. Nuclear Legislation: Analytical Study : Regulatory and Institutional by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"In l978. the national Parliament passed the northern territory (Self,Government) Act ... 58 of l978]. which enabled the northern territory to elect its own ..."

5. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"The Second Invasion of the northern territory.—The Alarm of the North.—Gen. Lee's object in the Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The northern territory, formerly Alexander Land, is that part of Australia bounded on the north ... northern territory has a varied ecclesiastical history. ..."

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