from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of three parts or proceeding by threes; ternary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative form of ternary.
- n. a trinary star
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of three parts, or proceeding by threes; ternary.
And page numbers are in trinary (using only the digits 0, 1, and 2).
What the industry usually meant when they used the word trinary was computer processing that used three states of electrical current flow: the absence of flow, and the two possible directions of flow along a wire.
Now there’s a man who would’ve appreciated the word trinary, Zarquon bless him!
We were still trying to figure out what the densely packed stream of trinary data meant.
As you can clearly see, the signals are obviously based on a trinary system, and they're growing more complex.
You can understand Python's trinary operator the first time you encounter it without any explanations.
The 40 Eridani system was trinary, and the companion stars were close enough that he could make them out on the horizon opposite where the sun was coming up, even in the daylight.
The Union as a whole had had blessedly few experiences with powerful mind control, aside from the reclusive Ullian State, until Science Director Usbek-Wran had pushed for an exploration of a previously ignored trinary star system in the Eridani constellation.
As with many of Peirce's classificatory divisions, his classification of the sciences is a taxonomy whose tree is trinary.
Each axis was designed as a “trinary road system”: the central road has two restricted lanes in the middle for express buses flanked by two local roads.