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backlog

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noun back·log \-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

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.

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First Known Use of backlog

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backlog

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Definition of backlog

First Known Use of backlog

1963


BACKLOG Defined for English Language Learners

backlog

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Definition of backlog for English Language Learners

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



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