Usage examples for triangulation

  1. I hope my readers will easily grasp this simple method of triangulation, the result of which indicates to us with absolute certainty the distance of the two great celestial torches to which we owe the radiant light of day and the gentle illumination of our nights. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  2. 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 by F. Marion Crawford
  3. There is a great system of triangulation across the mountains, and every few months our reckonings are verified. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  4. Having fixed upon a favourable spot for commencing his triangulation behind a promontory which served to conceal them from the view of a native village which they saw at no great distance, Mr. Yule went ashore in the first gig with five seamen and one marine, accompanied by Mr. Sweetman, in the second gig, with three seamen and two marines, all well armed, and proceeded to hoist the Union Jack and take possession of the place in the name of her Majesty Queen Victoria. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  5. But the human eye has its own system of triangulation. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  6. Our studies of character, to change the image, are very much like the surveyor's triangulation of a geographical province. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. Here, we return to our first method, that of triangulation. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  8. It is doubtful if this triangulation could have been carried out by Cook during his passage up and then down the river, the only time he had in 1759, but if it were, it argues much greater knowledge of nautical surveying than he is generally supposed to have had at the time. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson