coun·​ter·​mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce countermobilization (audio)
variants or counter-mobilization
plural countermobilizations or counter-mobilizations
: a mobilization in opposition to something
… some argue that the southern white countermobilization to civil rights was actually weaker and declined sooner than what might have been expected.Joseph E. Luders
… he opposed a school-choice referendum favored by conservatives because he feared it would spark a labor countermobilizationJonathan Chait

Examples of countermobilization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United Nations Food Systems Summit held last September was eclipsed by a powerful countermobilization effort led by farmers and scientists, as well as civil society groups allied with Indigenous communities and small-scale food producers across the world. Scientific American, 27 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countermobilization was in 1889

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“Countermobilization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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