Definition of triangulation
: the measurement of the elements necessary to determine the network of triangles into which any part of the earth's surface is divided in surveying; broadly : any similar trigonometric operation for finding a position or location by means of bearings from two fixed points a known distance apart
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Few, perhaps, may even be aware of the surveying methods, such as triangulation, painstakingly deployed on land (and quite impossible at sea) to provide accurate measurements of distance and spatial relationships.
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Definition of triangulation for English Language Learners
: a method of finding a distance or location by measuring the distance between two points whose exact location is known and then measuring the angles between each point and a third unknown point
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