Associations to the word «Tertiary»


TERTIARY, adjective. Of third rank or order; subsequent.
TERTIARY, adjective. (chemistry) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals.
TERTIARY, adjective. (zoology) (of quills) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial.
TERTIARY, noun. A tertiary feather.
TERTIARY, noun. A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.
TERTIARY, adjective. (geology) Of or pertaining to the first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
TERTIARY, proper noun. (geology) The first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
TERTIARY ALCOHOL, noun. (chemistry) Any alcohol of general formula R3C-OH
TERTIARY ALCOHOLS, noun. Plural of tertiary alcohol
TERTIARY AMINE, noun. (organic chemistry) An amine, containing three radicals, of general formula R1R2R3-N; the radicals may be the same, different, or part of a ring.
TERTIARY AMINES, noun. Plural of tertiary amine
TERTIARY BUTYL, noun. (organic compound) The univalent organic radical (CH3)3C-
TERTIARY BUTYLHYDROQUINONE, noun. (chemistry) An aromatic organic compound that is a type of phenol. It is a derivative of hydroquinone, substituted with a tert-butyl group.
TERTIARY BUTYLHYDROQUINONES, noun. Plural of tertiary butylhydroquinone
TERTIARY CARE, noun. (medicine) Health care treatment requiring very specialized expertise and advanced equipment and usually delivered within a medical facility.
TERTIARY COLOR, noun. Alternative spelling of tertiary colour
TERTIARY COLOUR, noun. Any colour that results from the mixing of two secondary colours, or of a primary colour and an adjacent secondary colour
TERTIARY EDUCATION, noun. Higher education
TERTIARY INDUSTRIES, noun. Plural of tertiary industry
TERTIARY INDUSTRY, noun. (economics) An industry that provide goods or services to consumers using raw materials from primary industry and goods processed by secondary industry.
TERTIARY PHOSPHINE, noun. (chemistry) any compound of general formula PR3 (where R is not H)
TERTIARY PHOSPHINES, noun. Plural of tertiary phosphine
TERTIARY SECTOR, noun. (economics) The sector of the economy that principally provides goods and services to consumers using goods produced by the other sectors.
TERTIARY SECTORS, noun. Plural of tertiary sector
TERTIARY SOURCE, noun. (historiography) A selection, distillation, summary or compilation of primary sources, secondary sources, or both.
TERTIARY SOURCES, noun. Plural of tertiary source
TERTIARY STRUCTURE, noun. (biochemistry) (molecular biology) The manner in which the helices or sheets of a protein are folded to give a three-dimensional structure

Dictionary definition

TERTIARY, noun. From 63 million to 2 million years ago.
TERTIARY, adjective. Coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position.

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway