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Consisting of three parts or proceeding by threes; ternary.

[Late Latin trīnārius, from Latin trīnus, trine; see trine.]
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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]
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(ˈtraɪ nə ri)

consisting of three parts, or proceeding by three; ternary.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin trīnārius of three kinds = Latin trīn(ī) by threes (alter. of ternī, derivative of ter thrice (see ter-) on the model of bīnī by twos) + -ārius -ary]
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 a set of three.
Example: trinary of peers, 1654.
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Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "Optimal switch placement in distribution systems using trinary particle swarm optimization algorithm," IEEE Trans.
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After describing traditional pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters, this technical guide introduces new quasi-impedance source inverters, soft-switching PWM inverters, multilevel DC/AC inverters, trinary hybrid H-bridge multilevel inverters, laddered multilevel inverters, super-lift modulated inverters, switched capacitor inverters, and switched inductance inverters.
73r/ so but there are also evident by the light of Nature, so very many of his Attributes, and especially that great trinary of perfect and infinite Power, wisdom and goodness as also his purity, holiness, Justice, omniscience, placability, beneficence, (j) truth (k) which are but so many branches of his wisdom & goodness: And besides there is a secret Consciousness in every (l) Man that all the things (m) in Nature had their Being from his power, their preservation from his Providence, their benefit and good from his Beneficence: These Notions are evident to be in the Nature of Man, and by the Experience of all Nations, by the testimony of the Apostles, (a) Rom.
Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "Optimal switch placement in distribution system using trinary particle swarm optimization algorithm", IEEE Trans.