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tertiary

See also: Tertiary

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin tertiārius (of the third part or rank), from tertius (third) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the French tertiaire.

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tertiary (not comparable)

  1. Of third rank or order; subsequent.
  2. (chemistry) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals.
    a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt
  3. (zoology, of quills) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial.

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NounEdit

tertiary (plural tertiaries)

  1. A tertiary feather.
  2. A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.

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