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 Today’s mobilization has all the markings of an encore. Kathryn Stoner, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 During World War II, the US government’s unprecedented mobilization of people and resources remade America’s economic map. Margaret O'mara, Wired, 13 Jan. 2022 And in this case, as in most cases, Russia is Vladimir Putin, whose singular order can activate the military’s mobilization across the Ukrainian border and test the West’s response. Philip Elliott, Time, 11 Jan. 2022 The timing of Russia’s troop mobilization is perhaps no coincidence. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 Opposition to a transit fare hike quickly expanded into a nationwide mobilization against inequality. Jorge Poblete, Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2021 Rittenhouse joins a lineup of conservative speakers including Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, the student movement that has become a political mobilization empire, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 15 Dec. 2021 This outcome may be the purpose of the recent Russian troop mobilization. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 Russian officials have defended the reserve mobilization as a necessary measure to help modernize the Russian armed forces. Arkansas Online, 4 Dec. 2021

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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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22 Jan 2022

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“Mobilization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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