# Meaning of triangulate in English

## Verb

triangulate### Etymology

mid 19th century: from Latin triangulum‘triangle’ (see triangle) + -ate### Definitions

1. divide into triangles or give a triangular form to#### Examples

- « triangulate the piece of cardboard »

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- 2. measure by using trigonometry
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- « triangulate the angle »

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- 3. survey by triangulation
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- « The land surveyor worked by triangulating the plot »

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## Qualitative Adjective

triangulate### Definitions

1. composed of or marked with triangles