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rollback Line breaks: roll|back
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊlbak/

Definition of rollback in English:


1chiefly North American A reduction or decrease: a 5 per cent rollback of personal income taxes
More example sentences
  • The economic downturn has cast a pall over CEO compensation, but that doesn't mean that CEO pay cuts or rollbacks are in the offing.
  • Emboldened by these developments, corporations began a rollback of worker gains.
  • The construction unions were using their pension funds, which own 5 million shares of Kroger stock, to help fellow unionists draw a line in the sand against health-care rollbacks.
2 Computing The process of restoring a database or program to a previously defined state, typically to recover from an error.
Example sentences
  • Modeling tables inside of your object means you also have to create a decent locking mechanism, complete with commits and rollbacks - something that most programmers are equipped to do.
  • You may be thinking this process is complicated, but using transactional rollbacks actually is rather easy.


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Restore (a database) to a previously defined state.
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