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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rollback, push back(noun)

    the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw

  2. rollback(noun)

    reducing prices back to some earlier level


  1. rollback(Noun)

    A return to a prior state.

    Etymology: roll + back

  2. rollback(Noun)

    A withdrawal of military forces.

    Etymology: roll + back

  3. rollback(Noun)

    An operation which returns a database, or group of records in a database, to a previous state (normally to the previous commit point).

    Etymology: roll + back

  4. rollback(Noun)

    An event caused by a roller coaster failing to reach the top of a hill.

    Etymology: roll + back

  5. rollback(Verb)

    To roll back.

    Etymology: roll + back


  1. Rollback

    In political science, rollback is the strategy of forcing change in the major policies of a state, usually by replacing its ruling regime. It contrasts with containment, which means preventing the expansion of that state; and with détente, which means a working relationship with that state. Most of the discussions of rollback in the scholarly literature deal with United States foreign policy toward Communist countries during the Cold War. The rollback strategy was tried, and failed, in Korea in 1950, and in Cuba in 1961. The political leadership of the United States discussed the use of rollback during the uprising of 1953 in East Germany and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, but decided against it to avoid the risk of Soviet intervention and a major war. The rollback strategy succeeded in Grenada in 1983. Ronald Reagan promoted a rollback strategy against what he called the "evil empire" in the 1980s. NATO has deployed a rollback strategy in Afghanistan since 2001 to end the power of the Taliban. Rollback of governments hostile to the U.S. took place in the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, 1953 Iranian coup d'état, 1954 Guatemalan coup, Panama, and Iraq. Today rollback is sometimes called "regime change".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rollback in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rollback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rollback in a Sentence

  1. An Indian health ministry official:

    There is no question of a rollback or anything like that.

  2. John Walke:

    The EPA is allowing more harmful air pollution to be sent from big polluters in one state to neighboring states, refusing to control the pollution, then lying about what is an obvious rollback, the EPA's absurd to pretend this so-called' guidance' doesn't change what's acceptable : the purpose of the rollback memo is to let upwind states pollute more and refuse to control harmful smog and soot they emit into neighboring states.

  3. President Trump:

    House and Senate Republican leaders were hoping to be united on tax reform to avoid a repeat of this summer’s ObamaCare repeal debacle. But that plan will be put to the test as the Senate prepares to unveil its version of the tax bill, which reportedly could eliminate popular state and local tax deductions and include additional changes from the House bill. Any big differences between the competing bills could slow or sideline the legislation, though leaders are aiming for swift passage.‘We did things differently this time because of the health care experience,’ House SpeakerPaul Ryantold Fox News on Sunday. ‘We worked with the Senate ahead of time, from the summer on, to put this bill together.’ Senate Republican leaders reportedly are considering the elimination of the state-and-local tax deductions, while the House is pushing only for a partial rollback and still deliberating in committee.

  4. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr.:

    We've been very clear and very open that we want one national standard, we want California at the table, we're not asking for a rollback, but we've got to get everybody at the table, especially California.

  5. Al Baker:

    Any rollback of liberal market access and Open Skies policies will reverberate across the whole world and will lead to retaliatory protectionism affecting all aspects of trade.

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  • التراجعArabic
  • Rollback, EntzugGerman
  • paluu, vetäytyminen, palautusFinnish
  • rollback, retraitFrench
  • החזרהHebrew
  • 巻き返し, 引き出し, ロールバックJapanese
  • откат, возвращение к пройденной точке, возврат к началу транзакции, отмена, роллбэк, отвод, ролбэк, выводRussian

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