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  1. tertiary source(Noun)

    A selection, distillation, summary or compilation of primary sources, secondary sources, or both.


  1. Tertiary source

    A tertiary source is an index and/or textual condensation of primary and secondary sources. Some examples of tertiary sources are almanacs, guide books, survey articles, timelines, and user guides. Depending on the topic of research, a scholar may use a bibliography, dictionary, or encyclopedia as either a tertiary or a secondary source. As tertiary sources, encyclopedias and textbooks attempt to summarize and consolidate the source materials into an overview, but may also present subjective commentary and analysis. In some academic disciplines the distinction between a secondary and tertiary source is relative, but in historiography it is absolute. In the UNISIST model, a secondary source is a bibliography, whereas a tertiary source is a synthesis of primary sources.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tertiary source in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tertiary source in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    in or of the month preceding the present one
    • A. eminent
    • B. elusive
    • C. occlusive
    • D. ultimo

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