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rollback (countable and uncountable, plural rollbacks)

  1. A return to a prior state by undoing some operation.
    • 2004, Paul Robert Milgrom, Putting Auction Theory to Work (page 19)
      A bidder that knows it may acquire power at a lower price if it withdraws demand early will be more inclined to do so than a bidder that knows it cannot cause a price rollback.
  2. A withdrawal of military forces.
  3. (databases) An operation which returns a database, or group of records in a database, to a previous state (normally to the previous commit point).
  4. The situation where a rollercoaster fails to reach the top of a hill and instead rolls backward.
  5. (informal, mechanics' jargon) A form of flatbed truck adapted or designed specifically as a tow truck or for transporting other vehicles.
  6. (US, politics) The policy of totally annihilating an enemy's armed forces and occupying the country, as was done in World War II to Italy, Germany, and Japan.




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rollback (third-person singular simple present rollbacks, present participle rollbacking, simple past and past participle rollbacked)

  1. (transitive, computing) Return to the previous state.
    The server is unstable, we need to rollback the changes.