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 Florida Online Voter Registration site was offline over the weekend, angering Florida Democrats who accused Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration of orchestrating the maintenance days before a national voter-registration mobilization effort. Mike Schneider,, "Florida voter registration site back online, but skeptical Democrats claim it’s suppression," 23 Sep. 2019 Grassroots mobilizations and other forms of pressure helped nudge America’s political leadership to halt pipelines and craft new policies on climate change, fracking, and toxics. Christopher Sellers, Vox, "How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism," 6 July 2018 The flurry of public mobilization comes after years of smaller-scale, more granular pushes by groups like MoveOn, which, ironically, was formed to combat former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Washington Post, "Activists hope to take impeachment fight to the streets," 25 Oct. 2019 The last few years have seen a remarkable wave of student mobilization. Rainesford Stauffer, Teen Vogue, "Getting Out the Vote Is Harder in Areas Where Young People Feel Forgotten," 22 Oct. 2019 My plan is one of national mobilization, quickly bringing 100 percent clean energy to Americans, creating 8 million good union jobs. NBC News, "Democratic debate transcript: July 31, 2019," 1 Aug. 2019 The mass mobilization that democratic socialists like Sen. Bernie Sanders call for demands a deep transformation that is cultural and economic. Nicholas Powers, Teen Vogue, "How The Green New Deal Can Help Fight White Supremacy," 25 Sep. 2019 Breed likened the city’s current response to homelessness and mental illness to its mobilization around the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Dominic Fracassa,, "SF counts 4,000 homeless, addicted and mentally ill, but timeline for help still unclear," 4 Sep. 2019 Their mobilization led to the city launching a new call for proposals, with an emphasis on greener, more sustainable options. Sammy Roth,, "Environmentalists balk as Glendale power plant officials unveil ‘portfolio of tomorrow’," 5 July 2019

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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 Dec 2019

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“Mobilization.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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