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Definition 1: an act that sets in motion some course of events - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for trigger in the sense of this definition

(trigger is a kind of ...) the act of causing something to happen

(... is a kind of trigger ) deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

Definition 2: lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trigger in the sense of this definition

(trigger is a kind of ...) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

(... is a kind of trigger ) a gun trigger that responds with little pressure

(... is part of trigger) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Definition 3: a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen - [noun denoting artifact]

(trigger is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of trigger ) a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives

Definition 4: release or pull the trigger on - [verb of competition]

Samples where trigger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Trigger a gun

(trigger implies ...) cause to go off

"fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

Definition 5: put in motion or move to act - [verb of creation]

Samples where trigger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Synonyms for trigger in the sense of this definition

(trigger is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(trigger causes ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

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