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triangulation

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  • n  a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation
  • n  a method of surveying; the area is divided into triangles and the length of one side and its angles with the other two are measured, then the lengths of the other sides can be calculated

  • Weld's version of triangulation--positioning himself between both parties--does not always succeed.
  • Alienated liberals by paying more attention to bipartisanship (and a form of Clintonian triangulation) than to party orthodoxy.
  • Since radio waves travel at the same speed as light, and the distance from the earth to the moon can be figured closely by triangulation, measuring the time it takes for a radar .
News & Articles

  • A closer look at iBeacons: Location awareness through Bluetooth LE
    One of the many new features coming to iOS 7 that barely got a mention at WWDC is iBeacons. It's Apple's name for Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart), which allows iOS devices to know where they are on a micro-location level. Currently, iOS devices know where they are based on WiFi triangulation or built-in GPS, each of which is an approximation and only accurate to within a few ...
    June 24, 2013 - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Quotes

  • John McCain in Forbes
    Senator Clinton, this is not the '90s,McCain says. "This is the post-September 11 world. The commander in chief does not enjoy the luxury to conduct our national security by means of triangulation."
  • Charles Clarke in Sunday Herald
    In an article for Progress magazine, Clarke wrote: "We should discard the techniques of triangulation' and finish with dog whistle' language." "We should suspend the black arts of divisive inner-party briefing and bullying which penalise and...
  • Barack Obama in Guardian Unlimited
    (AP) - Barack Obama said Monday the nation has had enough of "triangulation and poll-driven politics," a reference to the presidency of Bill Clinton, the husband of his chief Democratic rival.

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