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Trap or traps may refer to:

Places

People

Science and technology

Mechanical devices

Biochemistry

Ecology

  • Ecological trap, a scenario in which rapid environmental change leads organisms to settle in poor-quality habitats
  • Evolutionary trap, with several related meanings
  • Perceptual trap, a scenario in which environmental change leads an organism to avoid an otherwise high-quality habitat

Medicine

Computing

Economics and sociology

  • High level equilibrium trap, explanation of why China never underwent an indigenous Industrial Revolution
  • Liquidity trap, a concept in economics involving a stagnant economy and low interest rates
  • Welfare trap, a phenomenon by which social policies interact to keep people dependent on welfare

Geology

Physics and materials science

Printing and typesetting

  • Trap (printing), a commercial printing technique to overcome registration problems
  • Ink trap, a feature of some typefaces that are spaces where printing ink can accumulate

Transportation technologies

Arts, entertainment, and media

Films

(Chronological order)

Games

Music

Television

Other arts, entertainment, and media

Intelligence and law enforcement

Tactics include:

  • Canary trap, a method for exposing an information leak
  • Honey trap, a form of sting operation
  • Speed trap, a tactic designed to catch speed limit violators, or a place where such a tactic is commonly used
  • Trap street, an intentionally incorrect street on a map, used to catch copyright violators

Sport

technique and range

Other uses

See also