Definition of behind the times
- The entire country is behind the times when it comes to protecting the environment.
- Our professor is surprisingly behind the times.
: in the place or situation that is being or has been departed from
: in, to, or toward the back
: later in time
: in or to a place or situation in back of or to the rear of
used as a function word to indicate something that screens an observer
: following in order
: multiplied by
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