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TERNARY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ternary mean? 

TERNARY (noun)
  The noun TERNARY has 1 sense:

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  Familiarity information: TERNARY used as a noun is very rare.


TERNARY (adjective)
  The adjective TERNARY has 1 sense:

1. having three units or components or elements

  Familiarity information: TERNARY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TERNARY (noun)


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Meaning:

The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

3; triplet; trio; trinity; trine; triad; trey; threesome; three; terzetto; deuce-ace; III; tercet; ternary; ternion; leash; tierce; troika

Hypernyms ("ternary" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)


TERNARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having three units or components or elements

Synonyms:

ternary; triple; triplex; treble

Context examples:

a ternary operation / a treble row of red beads / overcrowding made triple sessions necessary / triple time has three beats per measure / triplex windows

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


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