Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The number three; three things together; a ternary or triplet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The number three; three things together; a ternary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A group of three.
  • n. In bibliography, a section of paper for a book containing three double leaves or twelve pages.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Etymologies

Latin ternio, from terni three each. See tern (adjective). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heaven and Earth, he may with Heaven and Earth form a ternion.

    The doctrine of the mean

  • The play of chances which brings up a ternion or a quaternion is nothing compared to what has been required to prevent the combination of which I am reaping the fruits from being disturbed.

    Recollections of My Youth

  • Able to assist the transforming and nourishing powers of Heaven and Earth, he may with Heaven and Earth form a ternion [2]. '

    The Chinese Classics: with a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena and copious indexes (Shih ching. English) — Volume 1

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  • Smarty pants. ;-)

    March 29, 2008

  • "The sum of one and one and one", weirdnet? So, three?

    March 29, 2008