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triage

[ tree-ahzh ]

noun

  1. the process of sorting victims, as of a battle or disaster, to determine medical priority in order to increase the number of survivors.
  2. the determination of priorities for action:

    She began her workday with a triage of emails.



adjective

  1. of, relating to, or performing the task of triage:

    a triage officer.

verb (used with object)

, tri·aged, tri·ag·ing.
  1. to act on or in by triage:

    to triage a crisis.

triage

/ ˈtriːˌɑːʒ; ˌtriːˈɑːʒ; ˈtraɪ- /

noun

  1. (in a hospital) the principle or practice of sorting emergency patients into categories of priority for treatment
  2. the principle or practice of sorting casualties in battle or disaster into categories of priority for treatment
  3. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of triage1

First recorded in 1925–30; from French: “a sorting,” from tri(er) “to sort” ( try ) + -age -age

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Word History and Origins

Origin of triage1

C18 (in the sense: sorting (goods) according to quality): from French; see try , -age

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Example Sentences

The pandemic has dramatically accelerated the use of AI triage.

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In normal times, Amir said, it might take six months for Diagnostic Robotics to close a deal with a major hospital interested in its AI triage tools.

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This way, you can prioritize and triage some processes in favor of others.

Machines with brains work alongside humans in warehouses, make recommendations about who should get credit, triage patients seeking care, and analyze dizzying quantities of financial data.

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So I just went in and kind of triaged the situation with him to find out what was going to work for him.

They set up an area for patient triage and identification to help them prioritize.

And the third member of the triage of restaurants that have put Houston on the national map is The Pass & Provisions.

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.

We know of no more moving sight than one of the great Triage huts in France when leave is on.

What has here been attempted is a first triage of a part—the essential part—of Gourmont's work, and its logical rearrangement.

Not one of our men was even scratched and I delivered my load safely at the triage at Vry.

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.

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