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backlog

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noun back·log \-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of backlog

  • : a large number of jobs that are waiting to be finished

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backlog

  1. 1 :  a large log at the back of a hearth fire

  2. 2 :  an accumulation of tasks unperformed or materials not processed <a backlog of court cases>

Examples of backlog in a sentence

  1. We have a huge backlog of orders to be filled.



1684

First Known Use of backlog

1684


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backlog

verb back·log

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