from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of rendering mobile or movable: as, the mobilization of a stiff joint.
  • noun Milit., the act of mobilizing or putting in readiness for service; the act of putting a body of troops on a war footing: as, the mobilization of an army or a corps by mustering its members and organizing, equipping, and supplying it for active operations. Also spelled mobilisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of mobilizing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of mobilizing
  • noun The marshalling of troops and national resources in preparation for war.
  • noun The process by which the armed forces of a nation are brought to a state of readiness for a conflict.
  • noun geology The softening of rock such that geochemical migration can take place
  • noun genetics The transport of a copy of a gene from one chromosome, or one organism to another

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:


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