**Ternary** (from Latin *ternarius*) is an adjective meaning "composed of three items". It can refer to:

- Ternary complex, a complex formed by the interaction of three molecules
- Ternary compound, a type of chemical compound
- Ternary computer, a computer using a ternary numeral system
- Ternary form, a form used for structuring music
- Ternary Golay code, a perfect ternary linear code
- Ternary heap, a data structure in computer science
- Ternary logic, a logic system with the values
*true*,*false*, and some other value - Ternary name for any taxon below the rank of species
- Ternary numeral system, a base-3 counting system
- Balanced ternary, a positional numeral system, useful for comparison logic

- Ternary operation, an operation that takes three parameters
- Ternary plot or ternary graph, a plot that shows the ratios of three proportions
- Ternary relation, a finitary relation in which the number of places in the relation is three
- Ternary search, a computer science technique for finding the minimum or maximum of a function
- Ternary signal, a signal that can assume three significant values
- Ternary tree, a tree data structure in computer science
- Ternary search tree, a ternary (three-way) tree data structure of strings

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... In mathematics, a

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**ternary**tree is a tree data structure in which each node has at most three child nodes, usually distinguished as "left", “mid” and "right ...

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