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[mass noun] Movement of troops or equipment, especially for a short period of duty to relieve another force.[as modifier] ‘a fresh roulement battalion’
- ‘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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