mobilization

noun
mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion | \ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of mobilization 

1 : the act of mobilizing

2 : the state of being mobilized

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Synonyms

marshaling (also marshalling), rally, rallying

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Examples of mobilization in a Sentence

called for the prompt mobilization of all national resources to combat the deadly epidemic

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Already his visit has triggered the largest U.K. police mobilization since 2011, the Guardian reported. Joshua Hafner, USA TODAY, "U.S. embassy warns Americans to 'keep a low profile' in London during Trump visit," 10 July 2018 The autocratic Chinese government is also chary of any display of mass mobilization, even benign ones like Pride. Charlie Campbell / Shanghai, Time, "'We’ll Just Keep on Marching.' Tenth Shanghai Pride Spotlights China's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay Lifestyles," 15 June 2018 Celene Reynolds, a sociologist at Yale University, has studied Title IX mobilization over the last several decades. Ben Guarino, The Verge, "An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated," 12 Nov. 2018 Before his quest for the presidency, Mr. López Obrador made mass mobilization and confrontation his trademark. Juan Montes, WSJ, "‘Tropical Messiah’: A Trump-Style Politician Is Mexican Presidential Front Runner," 30 May 2018 The Delaware Democratic primary on September 6 will be another test of the progressive movement, but regardless of outcome, Harris sees it all as part of a larger narrative focused on community mobilization. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Delaware Democratic Senate Hopeful Kerri Harris Is a Queer Woman of Color Who Wants Politicians With "Diversity of Experience"," 29 Aug. 2018 Just as white supremacy is bigger than Charlottesville, so is anti-racist activism and mobilization. Zyahna Bryant, Teen Vogue, "One Year Since Charlottesville: How the City Has Reckoned with Its White Supremacist, Racist History," 7 Aug. 2018 Founded in 2016, the NDRC is a not-for-profit 527 organization that combats gerrymandering through legal action, grassroots mobilization and elections, according to the group's website. Kristine Guillaume, CBS News, "Obama stars in promo for Eric Holder's anti-gerrymandering group," 11 July 2018 Still, the Garland debacle is a testament to the perils of privileging norms and moderation over substance and base mobilization. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "In Hindsight, Democrats Really Mishandled That Merrick Garland Thing," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of mobilization

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mobilization

noun
mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion
variants: also British mobilisation \ˌmō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \

Medical Definition of mobilization 

1 : the act or process of mobilizing mobilization of glycogen

2 : the state of being mobilized

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