Vietnamization[vē-ĕtˌnə-mĭ-zāˈshən, vyĕtˌ-, vēˌĭt-]
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During the Vietnam War, the U.S. program of turning over to the South Vietnamese government responsibility for waging the conflict, in order to implement withdrawal of U.S. military personnel.