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triangulate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: composed of or marked with triangles v
1: divide into triangles or give a triangular form to; "triangulate the piece of cardboard"
2: measure by using trigonometry; "triangulate the angle"
3: survey by triangulation; "The land surveyor worked by triangulating the plot"

Merriam Webster's

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 determine by triangulation 2. a. to divide into triangles b. to give triangular form to

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & adj. --v.tr. 1 divide (an area) into triangles for surveying purposes. 2 a measure and map (an area) by the use of triangles with a known base length and base angles. b determine (a height, distance, etc.) in this way. --adj. Zool. marked with triangles. Derivatives: triangulately adv. triangulation n. Etymology: L triangulatus triangular (as TRIANGLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. To make triangular, or three-cornered.

Moby Thesaurus

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, graduate, home in on, install, localize, locate, measure, mensurate, mete, meter, navigate, pace, pin down, pinpoint, place, plumb, position, prize, probe, put in place, quantify, quantize, rate, situate, size, size up, sound, span, spot, step, survey, take a reading, valuate, value, weigh, zero in on



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