triage
noun Etymology: French, sorting, sifting, from trier to sort, from Old French — more at try Date: 1918 1. a. the sorting of and allocation of treatment to patients and especially battle and disaster victims according to a system of priorities designed to maximize the number of survivors b. the sorting of patients (as in an emergency room) according to the urgency of their need for care 2. the assigning of priority order to projects on the basis of where funds and other resources can be best used, are most needed, or are most likely to achieve success • triage transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • triage — [ trijaʒ ] n. m. • 1317; de trier 1 ♦ Fait de trier, de choisir dans un ensemble ou de répartir; son résultat. ⇒ choix , sélection, 1. tri. Il « fit un soigneux triage de sa monnaie » (Baudelaire). « Le triage [du linge] dura une grosse demi… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Triage — anlässlich einer Übung am Schadensplatz Französische Triage Station im …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • triage — Triage. s. m. Choix. Il signifie & l action par laquelle on choisit, & la chose choisie. Faire le triage. voila un beau triage. Triage, en terme d Eaux & forests, se dit de Certains contours, de certains quartiers de bois, eu égard aux coupes qu… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Triage — es un procedimiento mediante el cual se hace una revisión y clasificación de víctimas para establecer la gravedad, y de acuerdo a esta, prioridades en tratamiento y nivel de complejidad que requiere cada paciente para su remisión. La persona a… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • triage — 1727, action of assorting according to quality, from Fr. triage a picking out, sorting, from O.Fr. trier to pick, cull (see TRY (Cf. try)). There seems to be some influence from or convergence with L. tria three (e.g. triage for coffee beans of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Triage — (fr., spr. Triasch), das Ausgesuchte od. Ausgestoßene einer Waare. Daher Triagekaffee (Café triage), der mit zerbrochenen Bohnen untermengte Kaffee …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Triage — (franz., spr. āsch ), Ausschuß, Ware, aus der das Beste ausgesucht ist; insbes. Kaffeeabfall …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Triage — (frz., spr. ahsch), das Ausgeschiedene, Ausgesonderte einer Ware, insbes. Kaffeeabfall …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Triage — triage, triège nm terroir Normandie. Var.: triaige …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • triage — ► NOUN 1) the action of sorting according to quality. 2) Medicine the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients. ORIGIN French, from trier separate out …   English terms dictionary

  • triage — [trē äzh′, trē′äzh΄] n. [Fr, a sifting < trier, to sift: see TRY & AGE] 1. a system of assigning priorities of medical treatment based on urgency, chance for survival, etc. and used on battlefields and in hospital emergency wards 2. any system …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”