ternary: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (tûr'nu-rē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
- consisting of or involving three; threefold; triple.
- third in order or rank.
- based on the number three.
- consisting of three different elements or groups.
- (formerly) consisting of three atoms.
- having three variables.
- (of an alloy) having three principal constituents.
- a group of three.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.