trigger

  1. lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
  2. an act that sets in motion some course of events

Trigger

The USS Trigger was an American Gato Class submarine of 1525 tons displacement launched in 1942 and lost during the Second World War. The USS Trigger had a top speed of 21 knots surfaced and carried a complement of between 65 and 74. She was armed with one 3 inch dual-purpose gun; two 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns; six 21 inch bow torpedo tubes...
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Trigger

Is a point, threshold, or event which precipitates an action, exercise, or change in behavior. The occurrence is often viewed as the catalyst of an important condition.
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trigger

[Verb] To set something off or in motion.
Example: The hot weather triggered an increase in ice-cream sales.
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trigger

[Verb] To cause something to happen.
Example: The trigger for them moving house was Paul’s new job.
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Trigger

A trigger is something that causes a data acquisition system to start collecting data. It may be as simple as pressing a software button or a set of conditions which when met trigger data capture (internal triggers), or an externally generated, hardware signal (an external trigger). For more information see Issue 45 of the Monitor newsletter.
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trigger

[n] - an act that sets in motion some course of events 2. [v] - release or pull the trigger on
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Trigger

1) The signal or the action of sending a signal to control the start of an event.
2) A device, which puts out a signal to control the start of an event, including a device that puts out such a signal when struck.
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Trigger

Trigger: Something that either sets off a disease in people who are genetically predisposed to developing the disease, or that causes a certain symptom to occur in a person who has a disease. For example, sunlight can trigger rashes in people with lupus.
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trigger

1. A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity. ... 2., the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece. ... <zoology> Trigger fish, a large plectognath fish (Balistes Carolinensis or B. Capriscus) common on the southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food fish in some locali...
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trigger

noun an act that sets in motion some course of events
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trigger

(trig´er) an event that stimulates initiation of a subsequent event or process. flow trigger a trigger for initiating assisted ventilation, consisting of a mechanism for measuring the patient's inspiratory effort and starting assisted ventilation when flow reaches a given level. ...
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Trigger

• (n.) A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece. • (n.) A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
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trigger

(from the article `military technology`) ...appeared during the period 1460–80 with the development of mechanisms that applied match to hand-portable weapons. German gunsmiths apparently led ...
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Trigger

[guitar] Trigger is a guitar famously used by country music singer Willie Nelson. The guitar is a Martin N-20 classical guitar that Nelson purchased for $750 in 1969. Trigger `serv[es] as a guestbook for his fellow performers`, and it displays `the most egregious pickwear on God`s green earth`. ...
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Trigger

Trigger is British slang for a slow-witted, stupid person.
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Trigger

Trigger is British slang for a slow-witted, stupid person.
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Trigger

An experimenter sets up 'a priori criteria' for accepting data. Once these criteria are met, an electronic signal allows events to be recorded. Not all triggers are legitimate events, however, but are the raw data recorded for computer analysis.
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Trigger

A trigger is the portion of the small-arm mechanism actuated by the forefinger to fire the piece. In rifles and shotguns the trigger is a lever placed beneath the lock and usually protected by a small hoop of metal called the trigger guard. The lever of a hammer-fired weapon is in direct contact with the hammer when the piece is cocked, and release...
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trigger

Type: Term Pronunciation: trig′ĕr Definitions: 1. Term describing a system in which a relatively small input turns on a relatively large output, the magnitude of which is unrelated to the magnitude of the input.
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trigger

In medicine, a specific event that starts a process or that causes a particular outcome. For example, chemotherapy, painful treatments, or the smells, sounds, and sights that go with them may trigger anxiety and fear in a patient who has cancer. In allergies, exposure to mold, pollen or dust may trigger sneezing, watery eyes, and coughing.
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Trigger

Is a point, threshold, or event which precipitates an action, exercise, or change in behavior. The occurrence is often viewed as the catalyst of an important condition.
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Trigger

[firearms] A trigger is a mechanism that actuates the firing sequence of a firearm. Triggers almost universally consist of levers or buttons actuated by the index finger. Some variations use the thumb or weak fingers to actuate the trigger, a feature typically found on mounted weapons. Examples are the M2 Browning machine gun and the Spring...
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Trigger

[particle physics] In particle physics, a trigger is a system that uses simple criteria to rapidly decide which events in a particle detector to keep when only a small fraction of the total can be recorded. Trigger systems are necessary due to real-world limitations in data storage capacity and rates. Since experiments are typically searchi...
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Trigger

[horse] Trigger (originally named Golden Cloud, c. 1932 – July 3, 1965) was a {hands|15.3} palomino horse made famous in American Western films with his owner and rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers. ==Pedigree== Though often mistaken for a Tennessee Walking Horse, his sire was a Thoroughbred and his dam a grade (unregistered) mare who, like Tr...
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