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triangulate

[adj. trahy-ang-gyuh-lit, -leyt; v. trahy-ang-gyuh-leyt] /adj. traɪˈæŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; v. traɪˈæŋ gyəˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
composed of or marked with triangles.
verb (used with object), triangulated, triangulating.
2.
to make triangular.
3.
to divide into triangles.
4.
to survey (an area) by triangulation.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Medieval Latin triangulātus, past participle of triangulāre to make triangles. See triangle, -ate1
Related forms
triangulator, noun
subtriangulate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subtriangulate

triangulate

verb (transitive) (traɪˈæŋɡjʊˌleɪt)
1.
  1. to survey by the method of triangulation
  2. to calculate trigonometrically
2.
to divide into triangles
3.
to make triangular
adjective (traɪˈæŋɡjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
4.
marked with or composed of triangles
Derived Forms
triangulately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for subtriangulate

triangulate

v.

1833, originally in surveying," from Latin triangulum (see triangle) + -ate (2). Related: Triangulated; triangulating. Figurative use by 1860.

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