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triangulation

tri·an·gu·la·tion

triangulation

 
pronunciation:
traI aeng gy leI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a system used by navigators and surveyors to calculate the distance between two points, or the relative position of points on a plane, in which each known point is made the vertex of a triangle and each triangle is given a base line of known length.
definition 2: the triangles thus measured.
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