from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
- noun A system used to allocate a scarce commodity, such as food, only to those capable of deriving the greatest benefit from it.
- noun A process in which things are ranked in terms of importance or priority.
- transitive verb To sort or allocate by triage.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which is culled, picked, or thrown out; specifically, in English use, the refuse of whole coffee; broken coffee-beans and chaff.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Assessment or sorting according to
- noun medicine The
processof sorting patientsso as to determine the order in which they will be treated (for example, by assigning precedence according to the urgency of illnessor injury).
- noun computing, by extension The process of
prioritizing bugsto be fixed.
- verb To assess or sort according to
qualityor some other aspect.
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- noun sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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OSBORN: Now, Mr. Langford, we've heard the term triage a lot this morning.
For the last six years, we've been repairing these barracks in keeping what I call triage on them so that they're safe, clean, and livable, but they're certainly not the barracks we want these great soldiers to live in.
RICHARD CODY, U.S. ARMY VICE CHIEF OF S.AFF: For the last six years, we've been repairing these barracks, in keeping what I call triage on them so they are safe, clean and livable.
GENERAL RICHARD CODY, U.S. ARMY VICE CHIEF OF S.AFF: For the last six years, we have been repairing these barracks and keeping what I call triage on them, so that they're safe, clean and livable.
And then I got sent up to what they called triage, because I'd hurt my back and no one had a phone up there.
"I was in what I call triage mode, doing the most urgent tasks at any given time, whether that was distribution, advertising, reporting, writing, editing, or layout, but nothing was getting all the time or attention it needed," he says.
The spending by outside groups affiliated with Democrats is further evidence that the party is in triage mode, trying to fix the problems of the Coakley campaign through an major influx of cash and commercials.
Those predictions come as Democrats seem to be in triage mode -- spending money on people like Rep. Chris Murphy (Conn.) and Ron Klein (Fla.) and Gary Peters (Mich.) seemingly in hopes of limiting a blowout loss nationally rather than holding the majority.
The purpose of triage is to quickly assess your child's needs and to begin planning his/her care.
We then go through a process we call triage: Which of the ideas we generated are really worth pursuing?