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Definition of "triangulation" []

  • A surveying technique in which a region is divided into a series of triangular elements based on a line of known length so that accurate measurements of distances and directions may be made by the application of trigonometry. (noun)
  • The network of triangles so laid out. (noun)
  • The location of an unknown point, as in navigation, by the formation of a triangle having the unknown point and two known points as the vertices. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "triangulation" in a sentence
  • "The term triangulation is attributed to onetime Clinton aide Dick Morris, who counseled working with the GOP after the 1994 Republican Revolution swept the GOP into power in the House and Senate after Clinton's rocky first two years in office."
  • "I have heard the term triangulation, you know, Clintonistas, whatever the case may be."
  • "Obama's straits are similar to those Clinton faced when the term triangulation was coined."
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