ternate

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adjective ter·nate \ˈtər-ˌnāt, -nət\

Definition of ternate

  1. :  arranged in threes or in subdivisions so arranged <a ternate leaf>

ternately

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Origin and Etymology of ternate

New Latin ternatus, from Medieval Latin, past participle of ternare to treble, from Latin terni


First Known Use: 1760


Ternate

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geographical name Ter·na·te \ter-ˈnä-(ˌ)tā\

Definition of Ternate

  1. 1 island Indonesia in N Moluccas off W Halmahera pop 33,964

  2. 2 city & port, chief city on Ternate pop 24,287


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