triangulation

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The practice of verifying results using multiple tests. In geometric terms, an unknown third point can be determined with one known side and two known angles
Lab medicine A popular term for the use of two or more tests to evaluate one condition
Surgical oncology A method for localising the exact position of a breast lesion by a guide wire of a lesion of the breast, based on 3 parameters: position, depth of penetration, and wire angle

triangulation

Oncology A method for determining the exact position of a breast lesion localized by a guide wire of a lesion of the breast, based on 3 parameters: position, depth of penetration, wire angle. See Guided wire open biopsy. Cf Stereotactic biopsy.

triangulation,

n a methodological approach in qualitative research used to integrate, verify, and interpret data derived from many different sources, including interviews.

triangulation (trīang´yəlā´shən),

n a wedge-shaped area between the root surface and alveolar crest that permits the passage of radiographic rays.
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Operating portable antennae, the team members begin to search for and, if successful, triangulate on a short range radio signal emitted by a device worn by the missing person.
Traditional GPS systems take a couple of minutes to triangulate your position.
Periphery Shifted' explores the triangulate pattern, or triad, through multiplicity and variation.
Begin tapping, and the computer would triangulate the positions of those taps to figure out what sounds to play.
Like Robert Gober, Kelley and McCarthy triangulate the law of the father with social control and modernist authority.
The Railway Coverage System can be equipped with an integrated GPS receiver that uses integrated mapping functionality to triangulate the wireless signal in order to provide the exact position of the train along the designated route.
The system uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft and vehicle locations to provide air traffic controllers with precise vehicle positions and identification information regardless of weather conditions.
Applause erupted again when space station navigators Jesse Medrano and Jose Alvarez announced they had located Halley's Comet with the help of a computer, had used the computer to triangulate the comet's exact position and were ready for a probe to be fired off on an intercept course.
Now a third dimension is developing that is anchored in Florida through which the other two triangulate and become linked to the southern hemisphere.
Sensis wide area multilateration uses several low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft and helicopter location based on transponder signals, as well as providing air traffic controllers with precise aircraft position and identification information regardless of weather conditions.
By comparing the sea squirt's genome with that of worms, fruit flies, and people, he adds, "we can start to triangulate when [specific] genes appeared during evolution.
The new service will enable individuals, businesses, and financial institutions to automatically triangulate, convert, and exchange financial transactions in the form of the Euro and/or other mixed currencies.