mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion | \ ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce mobilization (audio) \

Definition of mobilization

1 : the act of mobilizing
2 : the state of being mobilized

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Examples of mobilization in a Sentence

called for the prompt mobilization of all national resources to combat the deadly epidemic
Recent Examples on the Web The dynamics were also different because the Democrats and voter mobilization groups in Georgia actually changed their strategy. Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: How Georgia upended expectations," 6 Jan. 2021 Morales Rocketto described it as an all-out mobilization effort. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, "Can Boosting Child and Elder Care Help Democrats Win Control of the Senate?," 3 Jan. 2021 There are clear signs the incoming administration is concerned about societal divisions handicapping mobilization efforts. Washington Post, "Vaccine politics, skewed by Trump’s polarizing approach, will complicate Biden’s path to a unified pandemic response," 11 Dec. 2020 Florida Republicans in the state shut down their in-person voter mobilization efforts during the pandemic, but not for as long as Democratic groups did. Lacrai Mitchell, CBS News, "Labor unions reach out to infrequent Florida voters in final stretch of campaign," 30 Oct. 2020 Both campaigns' mobilization efforts in Minnesota have shifted to trying to lock in as many votes as possible before the Nov. 3 election as voters turn to absentee balloting in record numbers as a safer alternative to in-person voting. Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune, "Trump, Biden, rev up their campaigns in Minnesota," 3 Oct. 2020 The military is capable of bolstering massive mobilization efforts, but its involvement should complement, not replace, the leading role of health professionals. John Auerbach, STAT, "The key to efficient vaccine distribution: start preparing early," 14 Sep. 2020 Proceeds from the concert will go towards various mobilization efforts in the upcoming run-off election. Donna M. Owens, Essence, "Georgia Senate Race Spotlights Black Women Leadership," 7 Dec. 2020 Donald Trump will leave the White House in January, but Trumpism—that amorphous mobilization of nationalism, white nostalgia, and anti-élite grievance, twisted by disinformation—will likely remain a force in American politics for years. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, "Donald Trump, George Wallace, and the Influence of Losers," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of mobilization

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mobilization was in 1799

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10 Jan 2021

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“Mobilization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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variants: also British mobilisation \ ˌmō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce mobilization (audio) \

Medical Definition of mobilization

1 : the act or process of mobilizing mobilization of glycogen
2 : the state of being mobilized

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