The Latin term tertiarĭus came to our idiom What tertiary. It is an adjective that refers to what is located in the third position with respect to a certain order or structure.
The third sector, for example, is the economic sector made up of services that are provided to people, without involving the production of material goods. According to the most common division of the economic structure, the primary sector is the one in charge of obtaining raw materials, the secondary sector is dedicated to the transformation of these matters and the third sector it is oriented to the generation of services, and not products.
A travel agency is part of the tertiary sector of the economy: It does not produce goods, but rather sells tickets or manages hotel reservations. A Private university it also belongs to the tertiary sector since it is dedicated to offering educational services.
Within the tertiary sector there are many subsectors, all characterized by offering their clients the satisfaction of one or more needs; among them are the following: commerce, finance, communication, transport, leisure, entertainment, hospitality and sightseeing. Nor can we ignore the private initiative (such as education and health) or public services, which are provided by the State.
Thanks to the presence of the tertiary sector in the economy, it is possible to direct and organize the productive activity of the other two, which depend on it for their operation and developing. It is worth mentioning that, despite what has been said so far, the tertiary sector falls into the category of production sector.
The tertiary sector increased its activity and became the most prominent in developed countries since the last days of the industrial revolution, and this phenomenon that transformed society and the economy is known as outsourcing. According to Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate in economics, the main cause of the paralysis of living standards in more than one country revolves around the decline in the productivity of the tertiary sector.
The Tertiary era (which was also called Tertiary Period), on the other hand, is the first of the call Cenozoic era, which began about 65 million years ago and lasted until about 2 million years ago. From those years, the Quaternary era. According to another doctrine, However, the Cenozoic era extends to the present day.
It is important to note that the name Tertiary Period is no longer valid, according to the International Commission on Stratigraphy, a scientific subcommittee charged with the geology, geochronology and stratigraphy and international level. Once this era was over, the Quaternary Period, another name that is not still recognized by said commission.
Throughout the Cenozoic Era, there was a collision between Asia and India, around 50 million years ago; some 20 million years later, Eurasia collided with Arabia, thus closing off the Sea of Thetis. This resulted in the folding alpine (u alpine orogeny), a stage in which the most important mountain ranges in South Asia and Europe were formed (such as the Himalayas, the Alps and the Pyrenees), starting in the Atlantic Ocean, touching the Mediterranean Sea, and reaching the Indonesian islands from Sumatra and Java.
Is named tertiary to the individual who is part of the third order of a religious order. A dominican tertiary, in this sense, belongs to the Third Order of Santo Domingo (a group laic of the Order of Preachers).
The tertiary educationFinally, it covers the proposals higher education levels than secondary but do not reach the university degree.