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**Triangulation** is the process of determining the location of a point by forming triangles to it from known points.

**Triangulation** may also refer to:

## Arts, entertainment, and media

- Triangulation (chess), a maneuver in which one player moves a piece (often a king) in a triangular pattern in order to force the opponent to make a weakening move
*Triangulation*, an interview show on TWiT.tv

## Mathematics and technology

### Graph theory

- Plane triangulation, and a maximal planar supergraph of a graph
*G*may be called a*triangulation of G* - Triangulated graph, and a chordal completion of a graph
*G*may be called a*triangulation of G*

### Spatial subdivisions

- Triangulation (geometry), division of the Euclidean plane into triangles and of Euclidean spaces into simplices
- Triangulation (topology), generalizations to topological spaces other than
**R**^{d} - Point set triangulation, division of the convex hull of a point set into triangles using only that set as triangle vertices
- Polygon triangulation, division of a polygon into triangles
- Surface triangulation, division of a surface into triangles

### Other uses in mathematics and technology

- Triangulation (computer vision), the computation of a 3D point given its projection onto two, or more, images
- Triangulation (surveying), a process used in surveying to determine unknown distances, angles and positions from those that are known
- Mobile phone tracking, a process which uses triangulation (actually, trilateration) to calculate the location of the handset
- Schur triangulation, a process of finding an upper triangular matrix similar to a given matrix
- Stellar triangulation, a method of geodesy which uses cosmic instead of terrestrial targets
- Triangulated category, a category defined by a set of axioms involving triangles of arrows
- Triangulation station, a fixed surveying station

## Psychology and social sciences

- Triangulation (psychology), situation in which one person interacts with another person via an intermediary third person
- Triangulation (social science), the use of multiple cross-checked sources and methodology
- Karpman drama triangle, resulting from "triangulation", a psychological and social model of human interaction – typically among the roles of persecutor, victim, and rescuer

## Other uses

- Triangulation (finance), a financial strategy whereby the relationship between three currencies is exploited
- Triangulation (politics), the act of a candidate presenting his or her ideology as "above and between" the left and right side of the political spectrum

## See also

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