trigger

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • verb to cause something to operate or come into effect

Aviation

  • verb to cause to operate, to set off

Banking

  • noun a thing which starts a process

Commerce

  • verb to start a process

Construction

  • The condition or event that initiates or causes an interlocking process to occur.

Electronics

  • A pulse or other signal that initiates or activates a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, action, process, or mechanism. Also, to so initiate or activate. 2. A trigger (1) which serves to initiate or activate instantaneously. 3. A trigger (1) which serves to terminate or stop an action, process, or mechanism. 4. A trigger (1) which serves to alternate between two operational or stable states, as occurs in a flip-flop.
  • In computers, a command or mechanism which initiates an action under specified conditions. For example, that which triggers the execution of an applet.

Forex

  • A condition that prompts an action. Many technical forex traders look for objective conditions occurring in a currency pair's price action such as breakouts or for technical indicator signals to trigger their entry into a trading position to avoid having to get subjectively or emotionally involved in the decision.

Medical

  • verb to start something happening

Military

  • noun a moving lever which releases the firing mechanism of a gun
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