Definition of Triangulate

1. Verb. Divide into triangles or give a triangular form to. "Triangulate the piece of cardboard"

Generic synonyms: Carve Up, Dissever, Divide, Separate, Split, Split Up
Derivative terms: Triangle



2. Adjective. Composed of or marked with triangles.
Partainyms: Triangle

3. Verb. Measure by using trigonometry. "Triangulate the angle"
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measure Out, Mensurate
Derivative terms: Triangulation

4. Verb. Survey by triangulation. "The land surveyor worked by triangulating the plot"
Generic synonyms: Survey
Derivative terms: Triangle, Triangulation

Definition of Triangulate

1. v. t. To divide into triangles; specifically, to survey by means of a series of triangles properly laid down and measured.

Definition of Triangulate

1. Verb. to locate by means of triangulation ¹

2. Verb. to pit two others against each other in order to achieve a desired outcome or to gain an advantage; to "play both ends against the middle" ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triangulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triangulate

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Literary usage of Triangulate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Call of the Snowy Hispar: A Narrative of Exploration and Mountaineering by William Hunter Workman, Fanny Bullock Workman, Cesare Calciati (1911)
"... CHAPTER XII Claims regarding Altitude of Mount Huascaran—Mrs. Bullock Workman sends Expedition to triangulate its two Summits—Details of Work —Results. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Railway Curves and Location: For Young Engineers by William Findlay Shunk (1890)
"TO triangulate OST A CURVE. SET the transit at a, and, as usual, sight back, and turn into tangent. Estimate the distance to the farther bank —do it ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Railway Curves and Location, for Young Engineers by William Findlay Shunk (1869)
"ARTICLE VIL TO triangulate ON A CURVE. SET the transit at a, and, as usual, sight back, and turn into tangent. Estimate the distance to the farther bank —do ..."

4. Descriptive Geometry by Ervin Kenison, Harry Cyrus Bradley (1917)
"triangulate 12' from 1' and 11', using the true lengths of 1-12 and 11-12. ... Similarly, triangulate 3' from 2' and 12', then locate 13' from 3' and 12', ..."

5. Mechanical Drawing: Technique and Working Methods, for Technical Students by Charles Laban Adams (1908)
"Locate AB, and, using this line as a base, triangulate for point D thus: With radius 4^G", center B, describe an arc; with radius 4]", center A, ..."

6. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1905)
"The terminal segment is produced backward at the sides into two sharply pointed angulations, with a broad triangulate central lobe between. ..."

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