triangulation

Definitions of triangulation
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n a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

Type of:
trig, trigonometry
the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions

n a method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated

Type of:
surveying
the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map

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