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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Navizon is a wireless positioning system that triangulates signals broadcasted from Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers to help users find their way in most major cities around the world.
Unfortunately, the hydrophone network doesn't extend west of where the volcano appears to lie, making it impossible to triangulate the position.
With this reference and the notes of observers at other sites, researchers can triangulate sprites' exact locations and link individual sprites to discharges measured by the NLDN.
KBC uses public information, primary research, and interviews with manufacturers to triangulate the data.
The Loki functionality is based on Skyhook Wireless WiFi Positioning System (WPS) which uses WiFi access points to triangulate a user's location.
The system from Sensis uses multiple low-maintenance, non-rotating sensors to triangulate aircraft location based on transponder signals and supply air traffic controllers with aircraft position and identification information.
We also interviewed some (N=14) of these students to probe their understanding of these terms and to triangulate data collected from the surveys.
The uncertainty surrounding many of the inputs of a patient-based model highlights the need to triangulate base-year sales (when available) with top-down sales estimates.
The MDS system uses a minimum of three low-cost, non-rating sensors to triangulate and calculate the position and identification of an aircraft based on its transponder signals.
This study sought to triangulate these Model Fit values by comparing them to other measures, including a measure of the stability of views (from public opinion researcher Daniel Yankelovich) and the number of statements in participant's arguments.
MDS, developed by the sensor and information technology provider, uses a minimum of three low-cost, non-rating sensors to triangulate and calculate the position and identification of an aircraft based on its transponder signals.
Five rules are provided for re-eliciting vocabulary from contemporary speakers: re-elicit, triangulate, compare, check credentials, and omit.