Definitions

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  • n. One who, or that which, triangulates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who performs the work of triangulation in a trigonometrical survey.

Etymologies

triangulate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If he moves on to the most substantial issues--and is able to score some hard-fought and, no doubt, extremely difficult-to-achieve bipartisan wins--it's unlikely anyone will be questioning whether he should be called a triangulator or not come 2012.

    When pulling a Clinton 'triangulation,' where Obama should diverge

  • A "triangulator" with soul would join the Republicans to reform Medicare, while standing against their harsh cuts in Medicaid (which cares for the poor) and their simplistic vision of welfare reform.

    Heartbreaker

  • A true "triangulator" would clear out much of the liberal deadwood that clogs his cabinet and replace it with some of the moderate New Democrats who should have been there in the first place.

    Heartbreaker

  • Like her husband Bill, she is a 'triangulator' who will betray every item on the liberal Democratic agenda, in the unlikely event that she ends up in the White House.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Dave Lindorff: Bad News from New Hampshire

  • Like her husband Bill, she is a "triangulator" who will betray every item on the liberal Democratic agenda, in the unlikely event that she ends up in the White House.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Dave Lindorff: Bad News from New Hampshire

  • Eriposte has a very informative analysis of data comparing Obama's record as 'triangulator' with that of Senator Clinton.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Janet has also been a "triangulator" on taxes, the border and vouchers.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • If that makes Mr. Obama some kind of triangulator, then it could also make him a successful president.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He is not a triangulator but a doctrinaire liberal who needs his base in 2012.

    Lessons From the Last Republican House

  • I mean he led us to believe that Obama was another triangulator of the Bill Clinton/Dick Morris mold.

    Matthew Yglesias » Weekend Requests?

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