ternary

ternary

/ˈtəːnəri/
adjective
1 Composed of three parts.
1.1 Mathematics Using three as a base.

Origin
Late Middle English: from Latin ternarius, from terni ‘three at once’.

Though terns do not gather in large groups it would not be odd to see a ternary collection. [Unabashed Pun]

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