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Meaning of TRIGGER

Pronunciation:  'trigur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act that sets in motion some course of events
  2. [n]  lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
  3. [v]  release or pull the trigger on; "Trigger a gun"
  4. [v]  put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

TRIGGER is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: activate, actuate, gun trigger, induction, initiation, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger off, trip
 See Also: causation, causing, come about, discharge, fire, fomentation, go on, gun, hair trigger, hap, happen, initiate, instigation, lever, occur, pass, pass off, pioneer, take place



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trig"ger\, n. [For older tricker, from D. trekker, fr.
trekken to draw, pull. See {Trick}, n.]
1. A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.

2. (Mech.) 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.

{Trigger fish} (Zo["o]l.), 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 localities. Its rough skin is used for
   scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called
   also {leather jacket}, and {turbot}.

Computing Dictionary

An action causing the automatic invocation of a procedure, for instance to preserve referential integrity. A triggers goes into effect when a user attempts to modify data with an insert, delete, or update command. A trigger can instruct the system to take any number of actions when a specified change is attempted. By preventing incorrect, unauthorized, or inconsistent changes to data, triggers help maintain the integrity of the database.

[Sybase SQL Server Release 10.0 Transact-SQL User's Guide].