Etymology
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triangulate (v.)

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

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Definitions of triangulate
1
triangulate (v.)
divide into triangles or give a triangular form to;
triangulate the piece of cardboard
triangulate (v.)
measure by using trigonometry;
triangulate the angle
triangulate (v.)
survey by triangulation;
2
triangulate (adj.)
composed of or marked with triangles;
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