triangulation

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noun tri·an·gu·la·tion \(ˌ)trī-ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of triangulation

  1. :  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

1818

First Known Use of triangulation

1818


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triangulation

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noun tri·an·gu·la·tion \(ˌ)trī-ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən\

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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