Meaning of TRIANGULATE in English


I. (ˈ)trī|aŋgyələ̇t, -aiŋ-, -əˌlāt, usu -d.+V adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin triangulatus, past participle of triangulare to make triangles, from Latin triangulum triangle

: consisting of or marked with triangles : having triangular markings

• tri·an·gu·late·ly adverb

II. -ˌlāt, usu -ād.+V verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Latin triangul um triangle + English -ate

transitive verb

1. : to divide into triangles : give triangular form to


[back-formation from triangulation ]

: to survey, map, or determine by triangulation

every culture is a moral geometry … a contingent means of triangulating one's course through reality — Weston La Barre

intransitive verb

: to use triangulation : make a determination by triangulation

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