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trigger

Machinery a device that releases a spring-loaded mechanism or a similar arrangement

trigger

[′trig·ər]
(computer science)
To execute a jump to the first instruction of a program after the program has been loaded into the computer. Also known as initiate.
(electronics)
To initiate an action, which then continues for a period of time, as by applying a pulse to a trigger circuit.
The pulse used to initiate the action of a trigger circuit.
(ordnance)
A metallic item, part of the firing mechanism of a firearm, designed to release a firing pin by the application of pressure by the finger.

Trigger

Roy Roger’s horse. [TV: “The Roy Rogers Show” in Terrace, II, 260]
See: Horse

trigger

(database)
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].

trigger

(1) A mechanism that initiates an action when an event occurs such as reaching a certain time or date or upon receiving some type of input. A trigger generally causes a program routine to be executed.

(2) In a database management system (DBMS), a trigger is an SQL procedure that is executed when a record is added or deleted. It is used to maintain referential integrity in the database. A trigger may also execute a stored procedure. Triggers and stored procedures are built into DBMSs used in client/server environments. See intelligent database.

(3) A condition that initiates the harmful effects of a logic bomb such as many viruses and worms. Many forms of malicious software use particular dates as triggers. Some viruses count the number of infections and trigger their payloads at a specific number.
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In the event a divorce triggers the agreement, the respective ownership interest of the remaining owners will change.
Third, find a release with an adjustable trigger so you can achieve the perfect trigger tension.
Common triggers that can be avoided include caffeinated coffee, tea and cola, as well as processed meats, monosodium glutamate (MSG), aged cheese, nuts, alcohol, vinegar, citrus fruits and onions.
Other examples of triggers are business events, such as corporate strategy changes, organizational restructuring, fluctuation in workforce size, and modification of business processes; or technology evolution, such as business application changes, new infrastructure offerings (connections/bandwidth, systems/operating systems, integration services, support software), and anomalies (bugs, security alerts, and viruses), iT staff traditionally manage change by providing mechanisms that react to the triggers, keeping in mind that triggers may indicate proactive or reactive processes.
The most interesting thing to me is how the triggers are sold.
To obviate the human element in accurate shooting, triggers are set to lighter pull weights.
BLACK RIFLE TRIGGERS fall in one of two basic categories: single stage and two stage.
The most recent are the match triggers from Elftmann Tactical (www.
I experimented a bit with Jeff's triggers, trying to see if a particular combination would just jump out at me.
Triggers and trigger control are critical components of accurate shooting.
Figure 1 shows six types of analog triggers and accompanies each with a small diagram to illustrate how the trigger works.
Backed by more than 60 years of experience making high-end firearms triggers, Timney Trigger has introduced the Made In The USA Timney Archery Trigger release.