Definition of roulement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈruːlmɒ̃/

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[mass noun] Military
Movement of troops or equipment, especially for a short period of duty to relieve another force: [as modifier]: a fresh roulement battalion
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  • In addition to the roulement of Naval personnel, they had more than 200 contractors and sub-contractors on board, continuing with the installation of equipment and fitting-out.
  • Managers show a lot of imagination to get people away for courses, leave and so on - they use a roulement system.


Early 20th century: French, literally 'rolling'.

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