Usage examples for ternary

  1. " The ordinary granite of Aberdeenshire," says Dr. MacCulloch, " is the usual ternary compound of quartz, feldspar, and mica; though sometimes hornblende is substituted for the mica. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. In simple binary form- ternary if a trio is added- this dance has feminine endings to all the principal cadences. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  3. 2. Notes Water, ethyl alcohol and carbon tetrachloride form a ternary mixture boiling at about 61'0. This vapor mixture, on condensation, separates into two phases; the heavier liquid consists of carbon tetrachloride and alcohol with only small amounts of water; the lighter liquid consists of approximately 65 per cent alcohol, 25 per cent water and 10 per cent carbon tetrachloride. – Organic-Syntheses by Conant, James Bryant