Tertiary vs Breeder - What's the difference?

tertiary | breeder |

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.
  • a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt
  • (zoology, of quills) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial.
  • Derived terms

    * tertiary care

    Coordinate terms

    (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)

    See also

    * cubic


  • A tertiary feather.
  • A member of a Roman Catholic third order - the Franciscans, Dominicans and Carmelites among others.
  • breeder


    (en noun)
  • A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
  • (gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
  • Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
  • 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 :
  • 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 .
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * stockbreeder