**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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**triangulate** — (v.) 1833, originally in surveying,вЂќ from L. triangulum (see TRIANGLE (Cf. triangle)) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Related: Triangulated; triangulating. Figurative use by 1860 … Etymology dictionary

**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** — adj … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

**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