As nouns the difference between tertiary and breeder
is that tertiary
is a tertiary feather while breeder
is a person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
As a adjective tertiary
is of third rank or order; subsequent.
Of third rank or order; subsequent.
(chemistry) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals.
(zoology, of quills) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial.
- a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt
* tertiary care
(terms coordinate to tertiary)
* primary (1)
* secondary (2)
* quaternary (4)
* quinary (5)
* senary (6)
* septenary (7)
* octonary (8)
* nonary (9)
* denary (10)
* duodenary (12)
* vigenary (20)
A tertiary feather.
A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.
A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
(gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
A type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons. (See Wikipedia's article on s.)
(slang, derogatory) a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
* 1729 :
- Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
(cellular automata) A pattern that exhibits quadratic growth by generating multiple copies of a secondary pattern, each of which then generates multiple copies of a tertiary pattern.
- The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders'; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couples who are able to maintain their own children, although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom; but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand ' breeders .
* breeder reactor