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  • http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutwords/primary says: What comes after primary, secondary, tertiary? The sequence continues with quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary. Words also exist for `twelfth order' (duodenary) and `twentieth order' (vigenary). ---------------------- But http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_comes_after_quaternary says: What comes after quaternary? Quinary. The full list is unary, binary, tertiary, quaternary, quinary, after which it becomes ambiguous.
  • 1) "primary (1) secondary (2) tertiary (3) quaternary (4) quinary (5) senary (6) septenary (7) octonary (8) nonary (9) denary (10) duodenary (12) vigenary (20)" Source and further information: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/quaternary Happily, by the US presidential election, after the primary, you only have the main election... 2) "There are two such ordinal lists that I deal with on a regular basis: the set beginning with first, and the set beginning with primary. I’m not in touch with the subset names (help, readers!), but as I see it, the first set shows spatial or chronological order, and the second set shows order of precedence or effect: Spatial/Chronological..............Precedence/Effect* first..............................................primary second.........................................secondary third............................................tertiary fourth.........................................quaternary fifth.............................................quinary sixth............................................senary seventh.......................................septenary eighth.........................................octonary ninth...........................................novenary tenth...........................................decenary" "In computer science, there does seem to be another stream of adjectives: unary, binary, and ternary." Source and further information: http://verbmall.blogspot.com/2007/01/ordinal-numbers-revisited.html

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