Definition of Triangulation

1. Noun. A trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation.

Generic synonyms: Trig, Trigonometry
Derivative terms: Triangulate



2. Noun. A method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated.
Generic synonyms: Surveying
Derivative terms: Triangulate

Definition of Triangulation

1. n. The series or network of triangles into which the face of a country, or any portion of it, is divided in a trigonometrical survey; the operation of measuring the elements necessary to determine the triangles into which the country to be surveyed is supposed to be divided, and thus to fix the positions and distances of the several points connected by them.

Definition of Triangulation

1. Noun. A technique in surveying in which distances and directions are estimated from an accurately measured baseline and the principles of trigonometry ¹

2. Noun. The network of triangles, so obtained, that are the basis of a map or chart ¹

3. Noun. In navigation or seismology, a process by which an unknown location is found using three known distances from known locations. ¹

4. Noun. (chess) A delaying move in which the king moves in a triangular path in order to force the advance of a pawn. ¹

5. Noun. (context: qualitative research) The use of three (or more) researchers to interview the same people or to evaluate the same evidence to reduce the impact of individual bias. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triangulation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Triangulation

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"If the triangulation system extends over so long a distance that the accumulated error may become excessive, it is advisable to measure additional bases at ..."

2. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"THE OLD triangulation. The old triangulation fixing the positions of the points before the earthquake of April 18, 1906, was done in many years, ..."

3. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"earth triangulation In 1783, Cavendish participated in an international survey, ... By the end of the summer this first phase of the triangulation was ..."

4. A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice by William Mitchell Gillespie, Cady Staley (1897)
"Secondary triangulation. Secondary triangulation is intermediate between Primary and Tertiary triangulation, serving to connect the long sides of the former ..."

5. Geodesy: Including Astronomical Observations, Gravity Measurements, and by George Leonard Hosmer (1919)
"triangulation. A triangulation system consists of a network of triangles the ... Classes of triangulation. triangulation is divided, somewhat arbitrarily, ..."

6. Geodesy: Including Astronomical Observations, Gravity Measurements, and by George Leonard Hosmer (1919)
"triangulation. A triangulation system consists of a network of triangles the ... Classes of triangulation. triangulation is divided, somewhat arbitrarily, ..."

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