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trip

1. 
a. any catch on a mechanism that acts as a switch
b. (as modifier): trip button
2. a surge in the conditions of a chemical or other automatic process resulting in an instability
3. Informal a hallucinogenic drug experience

trip

[trip]
(engineering)
To release a lever or set free a mechanism.
(mining engineering)
The line of cars hauled by mules or by motor, or run on a slope, plane, or sprag road.
An automatic arrangement for dumping cars.
(ordnance)
Part of the mechanism of some firearms, released by the action of the trigger.
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MyTripKarma can be used to plan all kinds of trips, including vacations, weekends, day trips, business trips or simply a night out.
The report further stated that, total of outbound trips during the school first mid-term in the current year 2013, has reached 507,000 trips during which Saudi tourists spent around SR 1.
Among the member states, the highest numbers of both holiday and business trips were recorded by residents of Germany (215 million holiday trips and 56 million business trips), France (204 million and 21 million), the UK (117 million and 26 million) and Spain (122 million and 17 million).
For manufacturers, fewer shopping trips means fewer opportunities to secure purchases of their products.
This study was designed to analyze the effect of wilderness-based expeditions on the self-concept of adolescents participating in expeditionary length trips at Camp Manito-wish, YMCA.
To identify studies, a search of on-line databases (Dissertation Abstracts International and ERIC) was conducted, using keywords "field trips in science education" and "achievement".
What really sets [Colonial Williamsburg] apart is the idea that we want kids to be able to ask a professional historian a question and get an answer, and through that to really generate some excitement for history," says Dale Van Eck, who produces the field trips and handles educational outreach.
Readiness-related costs are fixed, meaning that they do not increase with the number of trips provided, as long as a provider has excess capacity.
On June 5, 2003, John Paul II made his first trip in a catamaran which he boarded in Croatia to cross the strait separating the island of Krk from the mainland port of Rijeka.
She said this is similar to the recent problems cruise lines faced when travelers canceled trips in fear of getting sick aboard ships.
Trips into Yellowstone are popular, too: You can take in all the sights in the park and see an abundance of wildlife.
whereas the Kenyan Government has announced its intention to implement a law that would allow it to obtain cheap life-saving medicines, under the provisions of the current TRIPS Agreement,