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trigger mechanism

noun
1.
a physiological or psychological process caused by a stimulus and resulting in a usually severe reaction.
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  • When the long spring trap is used, the end of the spring should be rotated toward the trigger mechanism so the jaws will lie flat.
  • Before using, remember to clean the wax from the trigger mechanism so it won't trip too easily.
  • So, the exact trigger mechanism for earthquakes is not fully understood.
  • So if you think of it as a kind of trigger mechanism, these are in place unless the joint committee acts to trigger them off.
  • It has a removable trigger module, which allows you to remove the whole trigger mechanism out of the bottom of the gun.

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