terrestrial triangle

terrestrial triangle

[tə′res·trē·əl ′trī‚aŋ·gəl]
(navigation)
A triangle on the surface of the earth, especially the navigational triangle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus, the discourses on certain points, such as the ongoing maritime boundary dispute and positions on the "terrestrial triangle", show that beyond the individual issues, the differences are manifested in the underlying elements of the official discourse between Chile and Peru.
These elements included the differences in interpretation regarding a number of territorial spaces that became important in the bilateral agenda, such as demarcation of the maritime border and subsequently the sovereignty of the "terrestrial triangle" area.
The problem with the land border issue is that the concept of the "terrestrial triangle" is directly related to a conflictive past that weighs more heavily than the maritime boundary dispute.