Definition of mobilization in English:


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(also British mobilisation)
  • 1The action of a country or its government preparing and organizing troops for active service.

    ‘mobilization of the army in 1941 brought 2,500,000 men under arms’
    • ‘Herein are the terms for the analysis of the mobilization of modern armies, the foundation of the modern penitentiary, and the function of literacy itself in both.’
    • ‘The mobilization for war meant that the subject of ethnic violence was everywhere.’
    • ‘The democratic and communal color lent to national self-image by the experience of mobilization and warfare.’
    • ‘Mobilization for war shifted authority and resources from New Dealers to military personnel.’
    • ‘The military mobilization must also articulate with a series of international institutions that deploy the instruments of diplomatic, monetary, and cultural control.’
    • ‘We must consider other sustainment options, including presidential selective-reserve call-up or full mobilization.’
    • ‘If an enemy's assault faltered, the mobilization could mount a counteroffensive and deliver the knockout blow.’
    • ‘France believed that its nationwide mobilization of troops would be large and decisive enough to stop an attack through Belgium.’
    • ‘The mobilization and deployment of Air Reserve Component forces were essential to the evacuation plan.’
    • ‘Immediately after Congress declared war, the Signal Corps brass called Roosevelt to Washington to help plan the aviation mobilization.’
    1. 1.1The action of organizing and encouraging a group of people to take collective action in pursuit of a particular objective.
      ‘mobilization of the working class against big business’
      • ‘It requires rapid mobilization of company personnel and know-how to reverse-engineer the first-mover's new product and develop a clone.’
      • ‘The work restructuring is the result of the active union and workers' mobilization concerning the processes of change.’
      • ‘The notion of social partnership contrasts with the tradition of class struggle and social mobilization.’
      • ‘Third World economies are transformed through high rates of capital investment, industrialization, and mobilization of surplus labor.’
      • ‘This enables more active forms of mobilization, with many memberships engaged in various forms of collective action, often for the first times in their history.’
      • ‘The mobilization of women in the construction of new concepts of modern living in Japan intertwined aesthetics, domestic hygiene, and national identity.’
      • ‘Multiculturalism was originally the product of liberal responses to the politics of ethnic mobilization in the US and Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.’
      • ‘The mobilization of the so-called lower castes and classes may provide an important counterpoint to dreams of a majoritarian India.’
      • ‘This is due to the then nonexistent mobilization of what is called today the "civil society."’
      • ‘Only with a mobilization of students can we show the council that they are accountable for their actions.’
    2. 1.2The action of bringing resources into use for a particular purpose.
      ‘the mobilization of resources to handle emergencies’
      • ‘large-scale mobilization of capital through stable institutions’
      • ‘I want to discuss the political aspects of your work, which resonate in a particular way via the mobilization of a variety of techniques.’
      • ‘The mobilization of network power for competitive advantages began with the creation of the online music stores.’
      • ‘The mobilization of energy reserves from fat and muscle catabolism usually occurs under periods of energy restriction.’
      • ‘Only the mobilization of resources could take the country from a position of stagnation and relative decline vis-a-vis the major industrial countries of the West and East.’
      • ‘The images are remarkable for their reference to schizophrenia, and their mobilization of ideas derived from it.’
      • ‘This would include the mobilization of domestic savings and the maximization of capital flows, as well as a plan to reform aid and promote the idea of debt reduction for the continent.’
      • ‘The mobilization of countertendencies to the technical and social limits to accumulation have taken on a spatial and geopolitical dimension.’
      • ‘This research monograph examines the construction and mobilization of union bargaining power and influence in contract transport services.’
      • ‘There is no reference to the recent critical analyses of management use of, and employee resistance to, the mobilization of feelings.’
      • ‘Material geographies facilitate the construction and mobilization of spatial metaphors that, in turn, legitimize globalization tendencies.’
  • 2The action of making something movable or capable of movement.

    ‘mobilization of the shoulder can be resumed within 10 days following injury’
    • ‘It cannot be denied that the confinement of the feet in ballet shoes results in a mobilization of the body beyond ordinary limits of speed.’
    • ‘Neck pain may often be treated with correct ergonomics, mobilization, and exercises.’
    • ‘Treatments such as ice, heat, and mobilization may be beneficial in healing.’
    • ‘Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint.’
    • ‘One orientation of the fragment permitted mobilization by conjugation while the opposite orientation prevented mobilization.’
    • ‘Foot preference was assessed in participants separately for mobilization and stabilization task categories through observation of performance.’
    • ‘They conducted a group randomized trial at multiple sites to assess the impact of early mobilization in hospitalized adult patients.’
    • ‘Participants were randomized to receive usual care for pneumonia or early mobilization along with usual care.’
    • ‘Early mobilization during hospitalization improves outcomes.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this report does not provide highly specific guidance for mobilization of individual injuries.’



/ˌmōbələˈzāSHən/ /ˌmoʊbələˈzeɪʃən/ /ˌmōbəˌlīˈzāSHən/ /ˌmoʊbəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/