from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divide into triangles.
  • transitive v. To survey by triangulation.
  • transitive v. To make triangular.
  • transitive v. To measure by using trigonometry.
  • adj. Of or relating to triangles; triangular.
  • adj. Made up of or marked with triangles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to locate by means of triangulation
  • v. to pit two others against each other in order to achieve a desired outcome or to gain an advantage; to "play both ends against the middle"

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To divide into triangles; specifically, to survey by means of a series of triangles properly laid down and measured.
  • transitive v. To make triangular, or three-cornered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make three-cornered or triangular.
  • In surveying, to divide into triangles; survey by dividing into triangles of which the sides and angles are measured.
  • To determine or observe trigonometrically; study by means of triangulation: as, to triangulate the height of a mountain.
  • In zoology, composed of or marked with triangles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
  • v. measure by using trigonometry
  • v. survey by triangulation
  • adj. composed of or marked with triangles


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