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ter

[ tur ]
/ tɜr /
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adverb
(in prescriptions) three times.
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Origin of ter

From Latin

Other definitions for ter (2 of 4)

ter-

a combining form meaning “thrice,” used in the formation of compound words: tercentennial.

Origin of ter-

<Latin, combining form of ter; akin to trēsthree

Other definitions for ter (3 of 4)

ter.1

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) rub.

Origin of ter.

1
From the Latin word tere

Other definitions for ter (4 of 4)

ter.2

abbreviation
terrace.
territorial.
territory.
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How to use ter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ter

ter-

combining form
three, third, or three timestercentenary

Word Origin for ter-

from Latin ter thrice; related to trēs three
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