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Meaning of Vietnamization

Vi•et•nam•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (vē-et"nu-mu-zā'shun, vyet"-, vē"it-), [key]
— n.
  1. a U.S. policy during the Vietnam War of giving the South Vietnamese government responsibility for carrying on the war, so as to allow for the withdrawal of American troops.
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