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ternary

1. Maths
a. (of a number system) to the base three
b. involving or containing three variables
2. (of an alloy, mixture, or chemical compound) having three different components or composed of three different elements

ternary

[′tər·nə·rē]
(science and technology)
Consisting of three, as in a three-phase (that is, ternary) liquid system.

ternary

(programming)
A description of an operator taking three arguments. The only common example is C's ?: operator which is used in the form "CONDITION ? EXP1 : EXP2" and returns EXP1 if CONDITION is true else EXP2. Haskell has a similar "if CONDITION then EXP1 else EXP2" operator.

See also unary, binary.
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When the ternary optical computer performs the floating-point division, the MSD significant digit F of the quotient in binary (computational accuracy) is determined by the user's demand.
The Aspen Plus RGibbs reactor model, which employs the ELECNRTL model together with the Aspen Plus V8.6 default databases, and the HsC Chemistry[R] 7.1 program were applied to both determine the composition of each phase and predict the equilibrium composition of ternary systems according to the composition of the three ashes (CFB, PF, SHC).
The concept of ternary rings was first introduced by D.H.
In this study, the adhesion performance of standard (63.5% Cu) brass-coated steel cord in a cobalt-containing skim compound is compared with a Cu-Zn-Co ternary alloy coated steel cord (with 67% Cu, 29% Zn and 4% Co) on a truck and bus radial (TBR) steel carcass cord in a cobalt-free compound.
The PBT binary and ternary composites were fabricated by means of the SJZS-10A micro-conical twin-screw extruder (Wuhan Hanyang Ruiming plastic machinery manufacturing company) and SZS-20 micro injection molding machine (Wuhan Hanyang Ruiming plastic machinery manufacturing company) into the standard samples.
Multi component excess molar properties, necessary for process design, are normally estimated from binary and ternary mixing values.
The low-molecular-weight organic acids (Analytical reagent), acetic acid, malic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, malonic acid, oxalic acid and succinic acid were selected to form ternary complexes.
Hence, this paper investigated the ISAT 10 of PC concrete, binary cement concretes containing FA, SF, and MK as partial replacements for PC and ternary cement concretes containing PC, FA, and SF or MK at equal water/cement ratios and strengths.
Ternary compounds belonging to the family [Cu.sub.2]-IV-[VI.sub.3] (IV= Ge, Sn, VI = S, Se, Te) have interesting semiconducting and optoelectronic properties, mainly in applications as photovoltaic and acoustic-optic devices in the near infrared [1,2].
For instance, formation of [gamma]-alumina-GPS-Zn ternary surface complexes was suggested on the basis of [sup.31]P solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data, which indicated that the GPS bound to [gamma]-alumina via a phosphonate group bridging the mineral surface and Zn ions; moreover, the sequence in which GPS and Zn are added can affect the adsorption mechanism (Li et al.
Specifically, we prove (Theorem 14) that every multiplicative Hom-Maltsev algebra is naturally a multiplicative Hom-Lts by a suitable definition of the ternary operation.
In this work, the solubilities of NaCl in the ternary parameters of (NaCl + C[H.sub.3]OH + [H.sub.2]O) were studied with the isothermal dissolution method at 298.15, 308.15, and 318.15 K for the first time.