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roll callnoun [C]

uk   /ˈrəʊl ˌkɔːl/  us   /ˈroʊl ˌkɑːl/
If someone does a ​rollcall, they ​readaloud the ​names of all the ​people on the ​list to make ​certain that they are ​present.
(Definition of roll call from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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roll callnoun [C]

 us   /ˈroʊl ˌkɔl/
the ​act of ​readingaloud the ​names of ​people on a ​list to ​check whether they are ​present
(Definition of roll call from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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