backing

noun back·ing \ ˈba-kiŋ \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of backing

1 : something forming a back
2 a : support, aid
b : endorsement especially of a warrant by a magistrate

Examples of backing in a Sentence

  1. The tape has an adhesive backing.

  2. The project has received financial backing from several investors.

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First Known Use of backing

1745


BACKING Defined for English Language Learners

backing

noun

Definition of backing for English Language Learners

  • : something that forms a back

  • : support or aid

  • : the music that is played along with someone who is singing or playing the main tune : the music that accompanies someone


Medical Dictionary

backing

noun back·ing \ ˈbak-iŋ \

medical Definition of backing

: the metal portion of a dental crown, bridge, or similar structure to which a porcelain or plastic tooth facing is attached


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