triage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (trē-äzh'), [key]
— n., adj., v., -aged, ag•ing.
  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 in an emergency.
  1. of, pertaining to, or performing the task of triage: a triage officer.
  1. to act on or in by triage: to triage a crisis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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