[ dee-moh-buh-lahy-zey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of disbanding troops or an army or other fighting force:Three days later, the officer assumed command of the Second Division until its demobilization in August 1919.Many attempts have been made to reach a negotiated settlement, but the government has achieved only partial demobilization of the rebel forces.

  2. the act of discharging someone from military service:The soldiers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the military service, and many of them have demanded demobilization.

  1. the act of disbanding an operation or taking machinery, people, etc., out of active service:The organization provides expertise and support in all aspects of the program life cycle, including identification, proposal, transition, execution, and demobilization.The mobilization and demobilization of mobile thermal treatment systems can be costly and time consuming.

Origin of demobilization

  • Also especially British, de·mo·bi·li·sa·tion .

Other words from demobilization

  • non·de·mo·bi·li·za·tion; especially British, non·de·mo·bi·li·sa·tion, noun

Words Nearby demobilization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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