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triangulation

noun [U] uk   /traɪˌæŋ.ɡjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ specialized us  
the division of a map or plan into triangles for measurement purposes, or the calculation of positions and distances using this method
Translations of “triangulation”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對地圖或平面圖的)三角剖分,三角測量…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对地图或平面图的)三角剖分,三角测量…
(Definition of triangulation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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