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English definition of “tertiary”

tertiary

adjective uk   /ˈtɜː.ʃər.i/ us    /ˈtɝː.ʃi.er-/

tertiary adjective (THIRD)

formal relating to a third level or stage

tertiary adjective (EDUCATION)

C1 [before noun] UK relating to education in colleges and universities: tertiary education

tertiary adjective (INDUSTRY)

[before noun] specialized business describes an industry that provides a service and is not involved with getting the materials with which products are made, or with making products
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