trinary

[trahy-nuh-ree]
adjective
consisting of three parts, or proceeding by three; ternary.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English trynary < Late Latin trīnārius of three kinds, equivalent to Latin trīn(ī) by threes (alteration of ternī (derivative of ter thrice; see ter-) on the model of bīnī by twos; see binary) + -ārius -ary

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To trinary
Collins
World English Dictionary
trinary (ˈtraɪnərɪ)
 
adj
1.  made up of three parts; ternary
2.  going in threes
 
[C15: from Late Latin trīnārius of three sorts, from Latin trīnī three each, from trēs three]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences for trinary
The plan had a new road design to minimise traffic the trinary road system.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;