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rollback

[rohl-bak] /ˈroʊlˌbæk/
noun
1.
an act or instance of rolling back.
2.
a return to a lower level of prices, wages, etc., as by government order.
3.
a pulling back or withdrawal:
a rollback of attack forces.
Origin of rollback
1935-1940
1935-40; noun use of verb phrase roll back
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n.

also roll-back, "action of rolling backward," 1937; "reduction," 1942, American English, from verbal phrase, from roll (v.) + back (adv.).

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rollback

noun

A reduction, esp of wages or production (1942+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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rollback in Technology

database
Reverting data in a database to an earlier state, usually in response to an error or aborted operation.
In a transaction based database system, transactions are considered atomic. If an error occurs while performing a transaction, the database is automatically rolled back to the state at the previous commit.
Rollback may also be performed by an explicit rollback transaction.
(2000-01-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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