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 History of this Word

"ter" is from "ter" (three times) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"ter-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "three" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

ter- illustration The production of the terpolymer was investigated to determine the superior biodegradable properties over those of its copolymers.
ter- illustration Like the First Order, Tertiaries make a lifetime commitment to live in company with the sisters and brothers in their Order.