triangulate

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /traɪˈæŋgjəleɪt/

VerbEdit

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"
    • Victor Davis Hanson,
      It is one thing to triangulate between the United States and the Arab world for short-term advantage; quite another to find oneself alienated from the heretofore supportive Americans without finding commensurate gratitude from the Middle East.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triangulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of triangulātus
Last modified on 5 January 2014, at 20:01