ternary
Adjective

ternary (not comparable)

  1. Made up of three things; treble, triadic, triple, triplex.
  2. Arranged in groups of three.
  3. (arithmetic) To the base three.
  4. (arithmetic) Having three variables.
  5. (chemistry) Containing, or consisting of, three different parts, as elements, atoms, groups, or radicals, which are regarded as having different functions or relations in the molecule.
    Sodic hydroxide, NaOH, is a ternary compound.
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  • Russian: троичный
  • Spanish: ternario
Translations
  • Russian: трёхкомпонентный
Translations
  • Russian: трёхчленный
Noun

ternary (plural ternaries)

  1. A group of three things; a trio, threesome or tierce.
  2. (obsolete) The Holy Trinity.
    • 1570, John Dee, in H. Billingsley (trans.) Euclid, Elements of Geometry, Preface:
      And albeit these thynges be waighty and truthes of great importance, yet (by the infinite goodnes of the Almighty Ternarie,) Artificiall Methods and easy wayes are made, by which the zelous Philosopher, may wyn nere this Riuerish Ida, this Mountayne of Contemplation […].
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