from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A reduction, especially in prices or wages, to a previous lower level by governmental action or direction: a price rollback; a rollback of military supplies.
- n. A turning back or retreat, as from a previously held position or policy: hoped for a rollback of support for the opposition's proposed legislation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To roll back.
- n. A return to a prior state.
- n. A withdrawal of military forces.
- n. An operation which returns a database, or group of records in a database, to a previous state (normally to the previous commit point).
- n. An event caused by a roller coaster failing to reach the top of a hill.
- n. a form of flatbed truck adapted or designed specifically as a tow truck or for transporting other vehicles
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
- n. reducing prices back to some earlier level
Biden will get ripped up and down for his calling the rollback of the Bush tax cuts for the rich as "patriotic".
The case for a tax rate reduction, or millage rollback, is a no-brainer.
It remains to be seen whether the recent power shift will trigger a long-term rollback of the perks and policies that firms have adopted in recent years in order to make life a little easier on young attorneys.
"States of emergency" turn into excuses for the long-term rollback of democratic freedoms and civil liberties.
And with the advent of that sea-change at the head of the GOP, accommodation was out and "rollback" -- i.e., the goal of undermining the USSR -- was in.
After this year’s property tax fiasco (ridiculous assessment increases), and the resulting increase in revenues that actually exceeded projections, I would think that a tax rollback is something the voters in Albemarle County would expect, and any Supervisors who oppose it do so clearly at their own political risk.
He refused, on the grounds that the rollback was a fiscal issue -- which has today been revealed to be bogus.
Yes, the legislation can be fairly described as a rollback of NCLB -- which is precisely what vast swaths of Americans have been demanding as the shortcomings of that mega-measure become more evident, its excesses become more painful, and its remedies prove themselves ineffectual.
The rollback is the first big event in the cycle leading up to launch, so it means liftoff is not far away!
When this project reaches the press it turns into what I have called rollback -- "Back 'em up, starve 'em down, and drive up their negatives."