demobilization

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n demobilization act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops "demobilization of factories","immediate demobilization of the reserves"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demobilization (Mil) The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demobilization The act of disbanding troops; the reduction of military armaments to a peace footing; the condition of being demobilized, and not liable to be moved on service. Also written demobilisation. See mobilization.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. démobilisation,. See Mobilization

Usage

In literature:

It's difficult to say whether he is or was, now that he's demobilized.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
By the end of July, on the demobilization of the Greek Army, this occupation had extended to the sea at Chai Aghizi.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
On being demobilized he had returned to his old profession, taking the managership of a very well-known Bond Street firm.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
For there will, then, I added, be no demobilization but an armed conflict.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Obviously the Allies were demanding something more than the demobilization of the army.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
But Hoover could not remain in America to see this demobilization of the Food Administration through personally.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
The French demobilization system is inane, and that is why it is so good.
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
That is how in the early days of the Peace I was disposed to regard a demobilized young officer who had worn red tabs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 23, 1920" by Various
The reserves are being demobilized and they are everywhere.
"A "Y Girl in France" by Katherine Shortall
Equipment received first was surplus to the needs of the Soviet Union as three-quarters or more of its massive wartime forces were demobilized.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
And if he was to of greeted each of the boys the way he done me, the army wouldn't be demobilized in our generation!
"Believe You Me!" by Nina Wilcox Putnam
We returned to Camp Upton, our first station and our last, and we were demobilized on May 9th, 1919, to return to our respective states.
"Company B, 307th Infantry" by Julius Klausner
This decision was approved at Petrograd and an order for the demobilization of the Russian armies had been sent out.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The German army must be demobilized within two months of the peace.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
The British fleet, which happened to be assembled for review, was not demobilized.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
Cetawayo agreed to some of the demands but asked for time to consult his Indunas as regards demobilization.
"Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O." by J.G. Millais
There remained simply the huge problem of orderly demobilization, of bringing the structure down to its original dimensions.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford
The War Office people tell me he was demobilized three months back and they have no address.
"The Secret of the Silver Car" by Wyndham Martyn
Christopher has his post still at the Censor's office, and won't, I'm afraid, get his demobilization for some time.
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The men and reserve officers who have been demobilized can return to the occupied regions.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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In poetry:

To the four corners of the earth they turn:
the four demobilized knights of the heavenly host.
And the four corners of the earth
are barred
behind four heavy locks.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Oregon National Guard holds demobilization ceremony in Salem after a year in Afghanistan.
Demobilization of firefighting resources begins.
Leaving 120,000 demobilized Afghan troops and cops without a paycheck and with few legitimate job options in an anemic economy would be a recipe for disaster.
We estimate that between 538,000 and 696,000 young people of color may be demobilized by photo ID laws that dilute the influence of young voters of color at the ballot box, potentially shifting outcom...
The Yugoslav presidency today accepted a peace plan brokered by the European Community, but ordered changes, including the demobilization of armed groups except the national army and police.
It eventually led to international mediation and the Sandinistas agreed to accept free elections if the Contras demobilized.
The Democratic leadership on health care and bank bailouts has been so corporate that it has demobilized and demoralized the Democrat ic base and the Republicans have found it easy to play populist .
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In science:

Other: The engineering, mobilization, and demobilization costs have been calculated for the underground construction detailed in the appendices.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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