Startup vs Trigger - What's the difference?

startup | trigger |

As nouns the difference between startup and trigger

is that startup is the act or process of starting a process or machine or startup can be a kind of high-low or thigh-high boot worn by rustic people while trigger is a finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.

As a verb trigger is

to fire a weapon.


Etymology 1

Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • The act or process of starting a process or machine.
  • A new organization or business venture.
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    Etymology 2

    , describing a boot that starts up (reaches up) to the middle of the leg.


    (en noun)
  • a kind of high-low or thigh-high boot worn by rustic people
  • a kind of gaiter or legging
  • Anagrams







    (en noun)
  • A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
  • Just pull the trigger .
  • A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
  • An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
  • (psychology) An event, experience or other stimulus that initiates a traumatic memory or action in a person.
  • (electronics) A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.
  • (computing) An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.
  • (online gaming) A text string that, when received by a player, will cause the player to execute a certain command.
  • (archaic) A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
  • Derived terms

    * trigger-happy * trigger point * trigger warning


    (en verb)
  • to fire a weapon
  • to initiate something
  • to spark a response, especially a negative emotional response, in (someone)
  • This story contains a rape scene and may be triggering for rape victims.

    See also

    * (Trigger) * (Database trigger)