triangulate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /traɪˈæŋɡjəleɪt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
triangulate

Third-person singular
triangulates

Past tense
triangulated

Past participle
triangulated

Present participle
triangulating

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you triangulate an area, you try to find something by forming a triangle.
  2. (transitive) If you triangulate someone, you manipulatively bring a third person into the relationship to keep control.
    He got triangulated by his mother via his aunts and uncles.