Triangulate
Triangulate Tri*an"gu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Triangulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Triangulating}.] 1. To divide into triangles; specifically, to survey by means of a series of triangles properly laid down and measured. [1913 Webster]

2. To make triangular, or three-cornered. [1913 Webster]


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  • triangulate — ► VERB 1) divide (an area) into triangles for surveying purposes. 2) measure and map (an area) by the use of triangles with a known base length and base angles. 3) determine (a height, distance, or location) in this way. 4) form into a triangle… …   English terms dictionary

  • triangulate — [trī aŋ′gyə lāt΄; ] for adj. [, trī aŋ′gyo͞olit, trī aŋ′gyəlit, trī aŋ′gyo͞olāt΄, trī aŋ′gyəlāt΄] vt. triangulated, triangulating [< ML triangulatus, pp. of * triangulare < L triangulum: see TRIANGLE] 1. to divide into triangles 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • triangulate — verb a) to locate by means of triangulation It is one thing to triangulate between the United States and the Arab world for short term advantage; quite another to find oneself alienated from the heretofore supportive Americans without finding… …   Wiktionary

  • triangulate — I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin triangulatus, past participle of triangulare to make triangles, from Latin triangulum Date: 1766 consisting of or marked with triangles II. transitive verb ( lated; lating) Date: 1833 1. to survey, map, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • triangulate — triangulator, n. adj. /truy ang gyeuh lit, layt /; v. /truy ang gyeuh layt /, adj., v., triangulated, triangulating. adj. 1. composed of or marked with triangles. v.t. 2. to make triangular. 3. to divide into triangles. 4. to survey (an area) by… …   Universalium

  • triangulate — Synonyms and related words: allocate, appraise, appreciate, assay, assess, assign, calculate, calibrate, caliper, check a parameter, collocate, compute, deploy, dial, dispose, divide, emplace, estimate, evaluate, fathom, fix, gauge, get a fix,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • triangulate — adj. built of three sided polygons v. divide into three sided polygons; measure or survey by use of triangles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • triangulate — verb trʌɪ aŋgjʊleɪt 1》 divide (an area) into triangles for surveying purposes.     ↘measure and map (an area) by the use of triangles with a known base length and base angles.     ↘determine (a height, distance, or location) in this way. 2》 form… …   English new terms dictionary

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