ternion


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

ternion

(ˈtɜːnɪən)
n
rare a group of three
[C16: from Latin terniō triad, from ternī three each; related to ter thrice]

Ternion

 a company of three; a triad or set of three.
Examples: ternion of angel hierarchies, 1652; of triumvirs, 1600; happy ternion of brothers, 1661.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ternion - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and oneternion - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
References in periodicals archive ?
Able to assist the transforming and nourishing powers of Heaven and Earth, he may with Heaven and Earth form a ternion.
A Tetrad (Equivalent of a Ternion Plus One) of Legal Limericks
Los dos primeros maldizeres de Martin Soarez (B 143 y 144) se encuentran en un cuaderno (originariamente un ternion, del que Colocci arranco los ultimos tres folios) en el que han intervenido las manos c y d (Ferrari 1979: 97), y que, como ya preciso A.