- the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.
- the determination of priorities for action: She began her workday with a triage of emails.
- of, relating to, or performing the task of triage: a triage officer.
- to act on or in by triage: to triage a crisis.
Origin of triage
Related Words for triagesort, emphasize, prioritize, classify, array, group, methodize, organize, systematize, respond
Examples from the Web for triage
Contemporary Examples of triage
And the third member of the triage of restaurants that have put Houston on the national map is The Pass & Provisions.In Houston, The Eats Are On Fire
July 10, 2014
I often wonder if I should have donated the triage tag to the museum or recorded my oral history for its collections.
The triage tag put around my neck on 9/11 will be on display when the museum opens to the public Wednesday, May 21.
On Monday, I'll get to see my triage tag in the 9/11 museum—a reminder of the day I reported live from a hospital bed.
Both lines go to the same operator, Dorival told the Daily Beast, but the different numbers allow the operator to triage calls.Did Trayvon Shooter Abuse 911?
March 22, 2012
Historical Examples of triage
These were placed there to protect the triage from Boche airplanes.
We know of no more moving sight than one of the great Triage huts in France when leave is on.The Romance of the Red Triangle
Arthur Keysall Yapp
What has here been attempted is a first triage of a part—the essential part—of Gourmont's work, and its logical rearrangement.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas
Remy de Gourmont
Across the road from the triage was a large barnlike structure which served as the terminal of the electric tramway.
Our work in this sector, except that of the triage, was carried on at three advanced dressing stations and a relay station.
- (in a hospital) the principle or practice of sorting emergency patients into categories of priority for treatment
- the principle or practice of sorting casualties in battle or disaster into categories of priority for treatment
- the principle or practice of allocating limited resources, as of food or foreign aid, on a basis of expediency rather than according to moral principles or the needs of the recipients
Word Origin for triage
Word Origin and History for triage
1727, "action of assorting according to quality," from French triage "a picking out, sorting," from Old French trier "to pick, cull" (see try). There seems to be some influence from or convergence with Latin tria "three" (e.g. triage for "coffee beans of the third or lowest quality"). In World War I, adopted for the sorting of wounded soldiers into three groups according to the severity of their injuries.
- A process for sorting injured people into groups based on their need for or likely benefit from immediate medical treatment. Triage is used on the battlefield, at disaster sites, and in hospital emergency rooms when limited medical resources must be allocated.