noun Surveying, Navigation.
Examples from the Web for triangulation
This is triangulation, except that in this case most of the public is against Obama.
But there is no talk of triangulation; instead just a fact-defying rush to reinforce old narratives.Partisan Spin Denies Obama Credit for Immigration Success|John Avlon|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even while ratcheting up his rhetoric against the GOP, Obama also engaged in a bit of Clintonian triangulation.
McCain trotted out his own version of triangulation, pivoting from the president to the Senate Democratic leader.
He made application at head-quarters for a theodolite to make a triangulation of the distance, but was refused its use.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
A problem in triangulation or knotty question in physics would have charmed him and braced him up for any work.The Galaxy|Various
We surveyed Hobson's Bay during our stay, and connected it by triangulation with Melbourne.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.|J Lort Stokes
The calculation of these distances is made by "triangulation."Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
It was necessary to build a triangulation tower 60 ft. high on the New Jersey side as an observation point.
British Dictionary definitions for triangulation
Word Origin and History for triangulation
1818, from Medieval Latin triangulationem (mid-12c., nominative triangulatio), noun of action from Latin *triangulare, from triangulum (see triangle).