tertiary

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0 Vote up! adjective. Third in place, order, degree, or rank.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of, relating to, or designating the short flight feathers nearest the body on the rear edge of a bird's wing.
0 Vote up! adjective. Chemistry Of or relating to salts of acids containing three replaceable hydrogen atoms.
0 Vote up! adjective. Chemistry Of or relating to organic compounds in which a group, such as an alcohol or amine, is bound to three nonelementary radicals.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of or belonging to the geologic time, system of rocks, or sedimentary deposits of the first period of the Cenozoic Era, characterized by the appearance of modern flora and of apes and other large mammals. See Table at geologic time.
0 Vote up! noun. A tertiary feather.
0 Vote up! noun. The Tertiary Period or its system of deposits.
0 Vote up! noun. Roman Catholic Church A member of a religious Third Order.
0 Vote up! adjective. Of third rank or order; subsequent.
0 Vote up! noun. A tertiary feather.
0 Vote up! noun. A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.
0 Vote up! adjective. Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third.
0 Vote up! adjective. Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals. Cf. Primary, and Secondary.
0 Vote up! adjective. Later than, or subsequent to, the Secondary.
0 Vote up! adjective. Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial; -- said of quills.
0 Vote up! noun. A member of the Third Order in any monastic system. See Third Order, under third.
0 Vote up! noun. The Tertiary era, period, or formation.
0 Vote up! noun. One of the quill feathers which are borne upon the basal joint of the wing of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
0 Vote up! others. Of the third order, rank, or formation; third.
0 Vote up! others. In geology, of, pertaining to, or occurring in the Tertiary. See II. .
0 Vote up! others. In ornithology, same as tertial: distinguished from secondary and from primary. See cuts under bird and covert, n., 6.
0 Vote up! others. Belonging or pertaining To the Tertiaries. See II. .
0 Vote up! noun. One who or that which is tertiary, or third in order or succession.
0 Vote up! noun. A color, as russet, citrine, or olive, produced by the mixture of two secondary colors. Tertiaries are grays, and are either red-gray, blue-gray, or yellow-gray when these primaries are in excess, or violet-gray, orange-gray, or green-gray when these secondaries are in excess.
0 Vote up! noun. Same as tertial.
0 Vote up! noun. from 63 million to 2 million years ago
0 Vote up! adjective. coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position

Usage

0 Vote up! It would be better for government to focus on its core competency (safety regulation) and let the other fall by the wayside, but at least separating the primary from the tertiary is a good first step.
0 Vote up! "That's what they call tertiary recovery," Clark said.
0 Vote up! "The lower tertiary is recognized as a huge resource with the potential for long life projects of up to 30 to 40 years," said Chevron Vice Chairman George Kirkland in prepared remarks.
0 Vote up! Out of the 50 direct cases, 6 deaths were related to abortion as follows: 1 septic abortion, 2 ectopic pregnancies, and 3 indirect deaths after having completed the induced abortion. 5 out of these 6 cases were handled in tertiary care centers.
0 Vote up! Academic Capacity - measured by the graduates 'performance in tertiary education.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! primary,Secondary,tertiary

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