ternion


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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.
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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"
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Perhaps the scribe chose not to utilize a ternion to keep the gathering strictly in Part 3, because the quire arrangement would have fallen further out of balance (this quire is the shortest in Nero as it is).
Able to assist the transforming and nourishing powers of Heaven and Earth, he may with Heaven and Earth form a ternion. (60) Since human nature is modeled after Heaven's way of sincerity, only the one with the most complete sincerity can develop his own nature, that of other human and nonhuman things in the whole cosmos.
A Tetrad (Equivalent of a Ternion Plus One) of Legal Limericks