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1. 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.
2. 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.
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1. a reduction in price or some other change that makes something revert to what it was before
2. (Economics) a reduction in price or some other change that makes something revert to what it was before
3. the process of undoing something; dismantling
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1. an act or instance of rolling back.
2. a return to a lower level of prices, wages, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rollback - the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
2.rollback - reducing prices back to some earlier level
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
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[ˈrəʊlbæk] N (US)
1. (= reduction) (in taxes, prices) → reducción f; [of rights] → restricción f
2. (= reversal) [of decision] → revocación f
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'The board hereby resolves, as it is hereby resolved to order a provisional rollback of PUJ minimum fare to nine pesos for the first four kilometers for Regions 3, 4, and NCR,' the resolution reads.
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QUETTA -- Opposition members in the Balochistan Assembly have vowed to oppose the reduction in the provincial share in the next National Finance Commission (NFC) Award and said that the federal government must not be allowed to implement its plan and rollback the 18th Amendment.
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The Senate's version of the property tax bill would require automatic rollback elections if a local government's overall taxes go up more than 5 percent in a year.
AFTER successfully carrying out the rollback of Four- Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) has again demanded a rollback of the semester system.
For example, there are already reports that consumer activists, encouraged by the court's ruling that the mandated rollback of rates to 20 percent below 1987 levels is constitutional, are flexing their muscles in other states, most notably in Illinois where proposed legislation to roll back rates by 15 percent is currently before the Legislature.
The banks are urging a rollback on the basis that the rules in their current form would make advice too costly for many households.
5 -- In a bid to buy peace in Parliament, the government on Monday said a final decision on the FDI issue will be taken only after consulting stakeholders and the opposition which insisted on a complete rollback and not just holdback.
New Delhi The Trinamool Congress' threat of pulling out of India's ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) may work with indications that the federal government is preparing to partially rollback the recently hiked petrol prices.
On November 24, 2003, the Toronto Chapter of Tax Executives Institute sent the following letter to Minister of Finance Greg Sorbara in reaction to the announcement of the intention to rollback corporate income taxes to 2001 levels.
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