Search Result for "ternary":
1. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one;
[syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]
1. having three units or components or elements;
- Example: "a ternary operation"
- Example: "a treble row of red beads"
- Example: "overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"
- Example: "triple time has three beats per measure"
- Example: "triplex windows"
[syn: ternary, treble, triple, triplex]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ternary \Ter"na*ry\, n.; pl. Ternaries. A ternion; the number three; three things taken together; a triad. [1913 Webster] Some in ternaries, some in pairs, and some single. --Holder. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ternary \Ter"na*ry\, a. [L. ternarius, fr. terni. See Tern, a.] 1. Proceeding by threes; consisting of three; as, the ternary number was anciently esteemed a symbol of perfection, and held in great veneration. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
A description of an operator taking three arguments. The only common example is C's ?: operator which is used in the form "CONDITION ? EXP1 : EXP2" and returns EXP1 if CONDITION is true else EXP2. Haskell has a similar "if CONDITION then EXP1 else EXP2" operator. See also unary, binary. (1998-07-29)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "ternary": clover, deuce-ace, leash, set of three, shamrock, tercet, tern, ternal, ternate, ternion, terzetto, three, three-ply, threefold, threesome, tierce, treble, trefoil, trey, triad, trialogue, triangle, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron, trilogic, trilogy, trimester, trinal, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio, triphthong, triple, triple crown, triple threat, triplet, triplex, triplicate, triplopy, tripod, triptych, trireme, triseme, triskelion, trisul, triumvirate, triunity, trivet, troika