triangulate

[ adjective trahy-ang-gyuh-lit, -leyt; verb trahy-ang-gyuh-leyt ]
/ adjective traɪˈæŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; verb traɪˈæŋ gyəˌleɪt /

adjective

composed of or marked with triangles.

verb (used with object), tri·an·gu·lat·ed, tri·an·gu·lat·ing.

to make triangular.
to divide into triangles.
to survey (an area) by triangulation.

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Origin of triangulate

1600–10; < Medieval Latin triangulātus, past participle of triangulāre to make triangles. See triangle, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM triangulate

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

triangulate

verb (traɪˈæŋɡjʊˌleɪt) (tr)

  1. to survey by the method of triangulation
  2. to calculate trigonometrically
to divide into triangles
to make triangular

adjective (traɪˈæŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

marked with or composed of triangles

Derived forms of triangulate

triangulately, adverb
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