1. (in prescriptions) three times.

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

  1. (in prescriptions) rub.

  1. terrace.
  2. territorial.
  3. territory.

combining form

  1. three, third, or three timestercentenary

word-forming element meaning “thrice, three times,” from Latin ter “thrice,” from *tris-, from root of three. Cf. Latin tertius “third.”

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