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ternary

adjective ter·na·ry \ˈtər-nə-rē\

Definition of TERNARY

1
a :  of, relating to, or proceeding by threes
b :  having three elements, parts, or divisions
c :  arranged in threes <ternary petals>
2
:  using three as the base <a ternary logarithm>
3
a :  being or consisting of an alloy of three elements
b :  of, relating to, or containing three different elements, atoms, radicals, or groups <sulfuric acid is a ternary acid>
4
:  third in order or rank

Origin of TERNARY

Middle English, from Latin ternarius, from terni three each; akin to Latin tres three — more at three
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with TERNARY

ternary

adjective ter·na·ry \ˈtər-nə-rē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TERNARY

1
:  having three elements, parts, or divisions
2
a :  being or consisting of an alloy of three elements b :  of, relating to, or containing three different elements, atoms, radicals, or groups <a ternary acid>

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