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triangulate

[ adjective trahy-ang-gyuh-lit, -leyt; verb trahy-ang-gyuh-leyt ]
/ adjective tra瑟藞忙艐 gy蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t; verb tra瑟藞忙艐 gy蓹藢le瑟t /
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adjective
composed of or marked with triangles.
verb (used with object), tri路an路gu路lat路ed, tri路an路gu路lat路ing.
to make triangular.
to divide into triangles.
to survey (an area) by triangulation.
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Origin of triangulate

1600鈥10; <Medieval Latin triangul膩tus, past participle of triangul膩re to make triangles. See triangle, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM triangulate

tri路an路gu路la路tor, nounsub路tri路an路gu路late, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for triangulate

triangulate

verb (tra瑟藞忙艐伞j蕣藢le瑟t) (tr)
  1. to survey by the method of triangulation
  2. to calculate trigonometrically
to divide into triangles
to make triangular
adjective (tra瑟藞忙艐伞j蕣l瑟t, -藢le瑟t)
marked with or composed of triangles

Derived forms of triangulate

triangulately, adverb
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