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TRIANGULATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does triangulation mean? 

TRIANGULATION (noun)
  The noun TRIANGULATION has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. 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

  Familiarity information: TRIANGULATION used as a noun is rare.


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TRIANGULATION (noun)


Sense 1triangulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("triangulation" is a kind of...):

trig; trigonometry (the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions)


Sense 2triangulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("triangulation" is a kind of...):

surveying (the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map)


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