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Definition 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for ternary in the sense of this definition

(ternary is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

Definition 2: having three units or components or elements - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ternary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for ternary in the sense of this definition

(ternary is similar to ...) having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

"multiple birth" "multiple ownership" "made multiple copies of the speech" "his multiple achievements in public life" "her multiple personalities" "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

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