Definitions for "Ternary"
Keywords:  aba, ternion, gaalas, polyatomic, naoh
Proceeding by threes; consisting of three; as, the ternary number was anciently esteemed a symbol of perfection, and held in great veneration.
Containing, or consisting of, three different parts, as elements, atoms, groups, or radicals, which are regarded as having different functions or relations in the molecule; thus, sodic hydroxide, NaOH, is a ternary compound.
A ternion; the number three; three things taken together; a triad.
Keywords:  cardinal, sum, number, one
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one