Meaning of triggered in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtrɪɡəd/


  • 1(of a mechanism) activated by a trigger.

    ‘a triggered alarm’
    • ‘a triggered bomb’
    • ‘It was too much of a coincidence for both an electronic disturbance and a triggered bomb to go off simultaneously.’
    • ‘When they arrived back at their home they discovered the source of the triggered alarm.’
    • ‘If you hit the fire alarm, airtight doors descend, but only within five feet of the triggered alarm.’
    • ‘An employee cannot ignore a triggered clinical alarm.’
    • ‘The dancers respond to the triggered effects.’
    1. 1.1(of a response) caused by particular action, process, or situation.
      ‘a triggered memory of his childhood’
      • ‘Suddenly his unruffled middle age is disrupted by a triggered memory of his childhood.’
      • ‘"Perhaps its a composition of their own" I replied, like a secret agent replying to a triggered codephrase.’
      • ‘He will soon have to choose between a triggered public option and no bill.’
      • ‘Some are increasingly concerned that others on the committee are calculating that they will be able to reverse the triggered cuts.’
      • ‘See how feelings arise and how quickly we can associate them with any triggered emotions.’