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Definition of the noun tertiary

What does tertiary mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • tertiary: tertiaries
  • Tertiary: -

  1. from 63 million to 2 million years ago

Alternative definition of the noun tertiary


  1. [geology] The first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared

Definition of the adjective tertiary

What does tertiary mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position

Alternative definition of the adjective tertiary


  1. Of third rank or order; subsequent.


  1. [geology] Of or pertaining to the first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared


Tertiary is a term used in organic chemistry to classify various types of compounds or reactive intermediates.

Phrases with Tertiary

  1. Tertiary Amine
  2. Tertiary Butyl
  3. Tertiary Colour
  4. tertiary period
  5. Tertiary Sector
  6. Tertiary source
  7. Tertiary Alcohol
  8. Tertiary Industry
  9. tertiary syphilis
  10. Tertiary education
  11. Tertiary Phosphine
  12. Tertiary-Level Education
  13. Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

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Google previewThe Whiplash Encyclopedia (2006)

by Robert Ferrari

Because tertiary gain occurs in the setting of illness behavior, and because illness behavior is equally entwined with secondary and primary gain, to understand tertiary gain one must fully understand primary and secondary gain. Primary and ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

tertiary treatment is the treatment of wastewater beyond the secondary or biological stage; term normally implies the removal of nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, and a high percentage of suspended solids; term now being replaced ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Tertiary. EVA GRILL1, JAN D. REINHARDT2,3, GEROLD STUCKI1,2,4 1 Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians Universit├Ąt, Munich, Germany 2 Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland 3 Faculty of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

TERTIARY are many species of flagellated microorganisms in termites, and they vary among termite species. Soldiers typically are larger in size than workers and have enlarged jaws or other defensive weaponry. Soldiers are usually darker in ...

Google previewThe Routledge International Encyclopedia of Education (2013)

by Gary McCulloch, David Crook

See also: giftedness; intelligence/intelligence tests; psychology of education STEVEN COWAN TERTIARY EDUCATION The term 'tertiary' derives from the division in many national contexts of the state educa- tion system into three principal ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2015)

by Mehmet Odekon

Although tertiary education is moving away from an elite system toward massification, the level of world poverty still remains high, in spite of the notion that education is a tool for social mobility. Economic globalization, and even regionalization, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Tertiary prevention addresses the treatment and management of ongoing illness. In psychiatry, efforts to improve prognosis, prevent relapse, decrease disability and functional impairment, limit morbidity and mortality, and generally decrease ...

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Small photo of Panorama of Himalayas and Earth Forest Geopark in Zhada County, Tibet. It is the largest and most distinctive clay forest that was formed due to the air-slaking of the tertiary stratum.Small photo of Rhododendron ponticum (common rhododendron, pontic rhododendron) - the violet blossom of the evergreen shrub in Strandzha Mountains, Bulgaria, which is the last surviving European Tertiary habitat.Small photo of Butchers-broom (Ruscus aculeatus angustifolius) - subtropical evergreen bent under weight of unexpected snow, tertiary relic, saw Odysseus. Colchis. East shore of Black sea.Small photo of Butchers-broom (Ruscus aculeatus angustifolius) - subtropical evergreen bent under weight of unexpected snow, tertiary relic, saw Argonauts , Odysseus. Colchis. East shore of Black sea.Small photo of Bonsai from a Japanese web maple and from a cutting grown in the ground, the secondary and tertiary branches are being created. The trunk was built during the 12 years of culture through the size.Small photo of Santiago de Chile, April 14, 2011. Chile, Process of assembling a chair model in molded tertiary.Small photo of Secondary and Tertiary Crushing Plant in Copper Mining More...

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Quotes about Tertiary

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis. (Karl Kraus)
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Scrabble value of T1E1R1T1I1A1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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