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 (tər-nä′tā, tĕr-nä′tĕ)
An island of eastern Indonesia in the northern Moluccas east of northeast Sulawesi. Settled by the Portuguese (1522-1574), it was subjugated by the Dutch in 1683.


 (tûr′nāt′, -nĭt)
Arranged in or consisting of sets or groups of three, as a compound leaf with three leaflets.

[New Latin ternātus, from Medieval Latin, past participle of ternāre, treble, from Latin ternī, three each; see tern2.]

ter′nate′ly adv.
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(ˈtɜːnɪt; -neɪt)
1. (Botany) (esp of a leaf) consisting of three leaflets or other parts
2. (Botany) (esp of plants) having groups of three members
[C18: from New Latin ternātus, from Medieval Latin ternāre to increase threefold]
ˈternately adv
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(ˈtɜr nɪt, -neɪt)

arranged in or consisting of threes, as a compound leaf.
[1745–55; < New Latin ternātus]
ter′nate•ly, adv.


(tərˈnɑ ti, -teɪ)

an island in E Indonesia, W of Halmahera. 53 sq. mi. (137 sq. km).
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Adj.1.ternate - (of a leaf shape) consisting of three leaflets or sections
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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References in classic literature ?
With favoring winds it is wafted past the site of the fabulous islands of Atlantis and the Hesperides, makes the periplus of Hanno, and, floating by Ternate and Tidore and the mouth of the Persian Gulf, melts in the tropic gales of the Indian seas, and is landed in ports of which Alexander only heard the names.
As when farr off at Sea a Fleet descri'd Hangs in the Clouds, by AEQUINOCTIAL Winds Close sailing from BENGALA, or the Iles Of TERNATE and TIDORE, whence Merchants bring Thir spicie Drugs: they on the trading Flood Through the wide ETHIOPIAN to the Cape Ply stemming nightly toward the Pole.
Release date- 14082019 - Ternate - PT Pertamina (Persero), the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and the South Kalimantan Oil and Gas Downstream Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) inaugurated three channeling agencies at Kompak Makian Island Kompak General Gas Station and Kompak Saketa SPBU Kompeta Saketa Selatan Regency, and Kompak Gebe SPBU Pulau Halmahera Tengah Regency on Wednesday (8/14) at the Ternate Fuel Terminal (TBBM).
In Cavite province, residents in Ternate town moved to evacuation centers amid rising floodwaters.
Also flooded, knee-deep, were some streets in Imus, Cavite City and low-lying areas in upland Ternate.
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, there was no golf property more glamorous than Puerto Azul Golf and Country Club in Ternate, Cavite.
Tejero bridge is a vital link between General Trias to adjacent towns of Tanza, Naic, Maragondon, Ternate up to Nasugbu, Batangas via the Kabiang Tunnel.
The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 166 kilometers (103 miles) southeast of Ternate, the capital of North Maluku province, at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6 miles).
It had occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres, with its epicentre located inland, north of Ternate city, the agency said.
TV footage showed people screaming while running out of a shopping mall in Ternate. With a population of around one million, North Maluku is one of Indonesia's least populous provinces.
The quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm local time, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
"There were no reports of damage or casualties in Ternate," he added, referring to the city closest to the epicenter.