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    backup - Dictionary definition and meaning for word backup

    (noun) an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • a traffic backup on the main street
    • he discovered a backup in the toilet
    (noun) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    Example Sentence
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins
    (noun) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
    Synonyms : computer backup
    Example Sentence
    • he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased
    (noun) the act of providing approval and support
    Synonyms : backing , championship , patronage
    Example Sentence
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

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