Definition of triangulation :
The series or network of triangles into which the face of a country, or any portion of it, is divided in a trigonometrical survey; the operation of measuring the elements necessary to determine the triangles into which the country to be surveyed is supposed to be divided, and thus to fix the positions and distances of the several points connected by them.
calculation (part of speech: noun)
enumeration, score, calculation, evaluation, tally, approximation, value, conclusion, inference, judgement, system, estimation, account, sum, plot, consideration, quantification, assessment, arithmetic, measurement, computation, reckoning, appraisal, presumption, statistics, plan, division, supposition, calculus, program, scheme, guess, algorithm, gauge, method, study, count, multiplication, rank, valuation, deduction, total, determination, algebra, schedule, mathematics, thought
- Having delivered himself of this eulogy, my friend dropped his exhausted cigarette, lit another, and appeared again absorbed in the triangulation of his matrimonial problem. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.
- Now, if you have seen the Death Valley work as well as triangulation in the Grand Canyon and surveying in the Minnesota swamps, you will have a fair idea of the immense range of the work of the Survey. - "The Boy With the U. S. Survey", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
- They now had their direction, also their distance, with extreme precision; a simple process of triangulation, in which the glow of the beach- fire had its share, gave them the necessary data. - "The Flying Legion", George Allan England.