Definitions of ternary
  1. adjective
    having three units or components or elements
    “a ternary operation”
    synonyms: treble, triple, triplex
    having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
  2. noun
    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    synonyms: 3, III, deuce-ace, leash, tercet, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika
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    type of:
    digit, figure
    one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
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