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ternary

 [ter´nah-re]
1. third in order.
2. made up of three elements or radicals.

ter·na·ry

(ter'nă-rē),
Denoting or composed of three compounds, elements, molecules, etc.
[L. ternarius, of three]

ternary

/ter·na·ry/ (ter´nah-re)
1. third in order.
2. made up of three distinct chemical elements.

ter·nar·y

(tĕr'năr-ē)
Denoting or composed of three compounds, elements, molecules, or anything else.
[L. ternarius, of three]

ternary

1. third in order.
2. made up of three elements or radicals.