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  1. an act or instance of rolling back.
  2. a return to a lower level of prices, wages, etc., as by government order.
  3. a pulling back or withdrawal: a rollback of attack forces.
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Origin of rollback

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase roll back
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Related Words for rollback

acknowledgment, deal, grant, admission, compromise, permit, privilege, exemption, rebate, deduction, decrease, premium, concession, allowance, recession, layoff, parsimony, shrinkage, meanness, regulation

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Word Origin and History for rollback


also roll-back, "action of rolling backward," 1937; "reduction," 1942, American English, from verbal phrase, from roll (v.) + back (adv.).

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