- 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.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present rollbacks, present participle rollbacking, simple past and past participle rollbacked)
- (nonstandard) To roll back.
- A return to a prior state.
- A withdrawal of military forces.
- (computing) An operation which returns a database, or group of records in a database, to a previous state (normally to the previous commit point).
- An event caused by a roller coaster failing to reach the top of a hill.
- (informal, mechanicsâ€™ jargon) a form of flatbed truck adapted or designed specifically as a tow truck or for transporting other vehicles
rollback - Computer Definition
A DBMS feature that reverses the current transaction out of the database, returning the data to its former state. A rollback is performed when processing a transaction fails at some point, and it is necessary to start over. See two-phase commit.