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Noun
Someone or something that replaces another, especially temporarily
“The first is the primary pump, while the other is standing by as a backup if needed.”
Noun
Help or support provided for a given task
“He was getting increasingly enraged after I handed him his parking ticket, and I duly called for backup.”
Noun
An accumulation or logjam of material, people or things
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“The guy shrugged, not seeming to care that there was a huge backup of thirsty people bottlenecking behind him.”
Noun
A copy or replica of someone or something
“You can allow for any hardware and software failures by making an exact backup of your hard disk drive.”
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One ranked below, and typically employed to assist, a senior person
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The act of emphasizing or corroborating a statement or fact
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The act of loading data into a computer
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A sum of money saved for the future
Noun
A line or sequence of people or things
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A retinue of attendants, associates or followers
Noun
A case or evidence presented to support one's expression of disapproval
Noun
Help, aid or support
Adjective
Serving as a reserve or standing by to replace someone or something else
“Now that I'm aware that you know the alphabet, I may need to use you as a backup teacher one day.”
Adjective
Serving or working in an auxiliary capacity
Verb
(computing) To move digital data or files from one device to another
“While waiting for obstetric and anesthesia backup, the clinician administered fentanyl, midazolam and cefotetan.”
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