from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing something that has a trigger, that reacts to some specific condition.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of trigger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a trigger: generally used in composition: as, a double-triggered gun.
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The word triggered an immediate avalanche of complaints and abuse from Argentinians, reflecting heightened sensitivity towards the archipelago in the run up to the 30th anniversary of the war with Britain.
"I'm sure that for some people there, my name triggered the thought that I was African-American, and automatically triggered biases that resulted in me not being given a fair shot," he says.
Just saying the word triggered something in his head.
The phrase triggered a vague memory of a conversation with Captain Jake Cutter.
When the 9/11 ringleader, Mohamed Atta, checked in at Logan airport, in Boston, his name triggered an alert on the airport's security system and his bags were never put in the plane's hold.
bonojerry love the illustration...but the title triggered one of my buttons
Is the pain triggered by a present issue, or is it reflecting a surfacing or resurfacing past issue?
The call triggered a lock down of eight area schools, and a manhunt. by sheriff deputies.
“Command” is exactly what it sounds like — whatever you can type into a command line can be triggered from a mouse movement.
In the years leading up to worst financial crisis since the Depression, as gambling fever seized Wall Street, one of the primary forces encouraging greater risk was the way that executives at major banks were compensated: Aggressive moves that made stock prices soar in the short-term triggered hefty bonuses, and even when those same moves led to longer-term disasters, the chieftains got to keep the money, leaving taxpayers on the hook for the losses.
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