from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used in hospital emergency rooms, on battlefields, and at disaster sites when limited medical resources must be allocated.
- n. A system used to allocate a scarce commodity, such as food, only to those capable of deriving the greatest benefit from it.
- n. A process in which things are ranked in terms of importance or priority: "For millions of Americans, each week becomes a stressful triage between work and home that leaves them feeling guilty, exhausted and angry” ( Jill Smolowe).
- transitive v. To sort or allocate by triage: triaged the patients according to their symptoms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Assessment or sorting according to quality.
- n. The process of sorting patients so as to determine the order in which they will be treated (for example, by assigning precedence according to the urgency of illness or injury).
- n. The process of prioritizing bugs to be fixed.
- v. To assess or sort according to quality or some other aspect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is culled, picked, or thrown out; specifically, in English use, the refuse of whole coffee; broken coffee-beans and chaff.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
French, from trier, to sort, from Old French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French triage, from trier ("to sort") (Wiktionary)