TRIANGULATION

noun. 1. the procedure involved in confirming a hypothesis by gathering proofs from many sources or experiments or utilizing many processes. The information from each source, experiment, or process reinforces the hypothesis from a slightly varied viewpoint. 2. With regard to family therapy, a scenario wherein two family members in conflict each try to appeal to another member to lure them onto their side.

TRIANGULATION: "The triangulation that exists between his mother and his wife has becoming rather distressing to other family members."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "TRIANGULATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/triangulation/ (accessed May 21, 2018).
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