triangulate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɹaɪˈæŋɡjəleɪt/

Verb[edit]

triangulate (third-person singular simple present triangulates, present participle triangulating, simple past and past participle triangulated)

  1. to locate by means of triangulation
    • 1966, Bob Shaw, Light of Other Days:
      "I'll give you a check now," I said abruptly, and saw Selina's green eyes triangulate angrily on my face.
  2. to pit two others against each other in order to achieve a desired outcome or to gain an advantage; to "play both ends against the middle"
    • 2015 December 14, Alexis Levinson, “Four Storylines to Watch at the Las Vegas GOP Debate”, in National Review[1]:
      Cruz, meanwhile, could wind up in the hot seat as he tries to triangulate between his disagreement with Trump’s position and his clear unwillingness to openly attack.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triangulate (not comparable)

  1. triangular

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

triangulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of trianguli

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triangulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of triangulātus