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ter·ti·ar·y

tertiary

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhr shi eI ri [or] tuhr sh ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: third in order, rank, importance, degree, or the like.
High schools offer secondary education while colleges offer tertiary education.Tertiary syphilis, the third stage of the disease, may bring on neurological symptoms.
definition 2: of or relating to the short flight feathers close to the body on the inside edge of a bird's wing.
definition 3: of, relating to, or designating the earlier of two periods of the Cenozoic Era, from approximately 65 million to 1.8 million years ago, when high mountains such as the Alps and Himalayas were formed and mammals became prominent.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the tertiary feathers of a bird.
definition 2: (cap.) the Tertiary Period, or the rock formations that date from that time.