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back·log

 (băk′lŏg′, -lôg′)
n.
1. A reserve supply or source.
2. An accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders.
3. A large log at the back of a fire in a fireplace.
v. back·logged, back·log·ging, back·logs
v.tr.
To acquire (something) as a backlog.
v.intr.
To become a backlog; accumulate.

backlog

(ˈbækˌlɒɡ)
n
1. an accumulation of uncompleted work, unsold stock, etc, to be dealt with
2. chiefly US and Canadian a large log at the back of a fireplace

back•log

(ˈbækˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

n., v. -logged, -log•ging. n.
1. an accumulation, as of unfinished tasks.
2. a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire.
v.i.
3. to accumulate in a backlog.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backlog - an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)backlog - an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
2.backlog - the large log at the back of a hearth firebacklog - the large log at the back of a hearth fire
firewood - wood used for fuel; "they collected and cut their own firewood"
Yule log - large log traditionally burned at Christmas
3.backlog - something kept back or saved for future use or a special purposebacklog - something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
accumulation - (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
bank - a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)
fuel level - the amount of fuel remaining
reserve account, reserve fund - funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
Verb1.backlog - accumulate and create a backlogbacklog - accumulate and create a backlog  
amass, conglomerate, cumulate, pile up, accumulate, gather - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"

backlog

noun build-up, stock, excess, accumulation, accretion There is a backlog of repairs and maintenance in schools.

backlog

noun
A supply stored or hidden for future use:
Slang: stash.
Translations
أعمال مُتَراكِمـه
nahromadění
ophobningpukkelugjort arbejde
restancia
óafgreidd mál
zalegaćzaległośćzapas
birikmiş iş

backlog

[ˈbæklɒg] N because of the backlog (of work/orders)por el trabajo acumulado or atrasado/el volumen de pedidos pendientes
a backlog of casesun montón de casos atrasados

backlog

[ˈbæklɒg] n
to have a backlog of work → avoir du travail en retard
to have a backlog of letters to answer → avoir un tas de lettres auxquelles il faut répondre
the courts have a backlog of cases → les tribunaux ont un arriéré de procès en attenteback number n (= back issue) [magazine, newspaper] → vieux numéro m

backlog

[ˈbækˌlɒg] n backlog of worklavoro arretrato
the strike has resulted in a backlog of orders → a causa dello sciopero si sono accumulate le ordinazioni

back

(bӕk) noun
1. in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine. She lay on her back.
2. in animals, the upper part of the body. She put the saddle on the horse's back.
3. that part of anything opposite to or furthest from the front. the back of the house; She sat at the back of the hall.
4. in football, hockey etc a player who plays behind the forwards.
adjective
of or at the back. the back door.
adverb
1. to, or at, the place or person from which a person or thing came. I went back to the shop; He gave the car back to its owner.
2. away (from something); not near (something). Move back! Let the ambulance get to the injured man; Keep back from me or I'll hit you!
3. towards the back (of something). Sit back in your chair.
4. in return; in response to. When the teacher is scolding you, don't answer back.
5. to, or in, the past. Think back to your childhood.
verb
1. to (cause to) move backwards. He backed (his car) out of the garage.
2. to help or support. Will you back me against the others?
3. to bet or gamble on. I backed your horse to win.
ˈbacker noun
a person who supports someone or something, especially with money. the backer of the new theatre.
ˈbackbite verb
to criticize a person when he is not present.
ˈbackbiting noun
Constant backbiting by her colleagues led to her resignation.
ˈbackbone noun
1. the spine. the backbone of a fish.
2. the chief support. The older employees are the backbone of the industry.
ˈbackbreaking adjective
(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work. Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.
ˌbackˈdate verb
1. to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc). He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.
2. to make payable from a date in the past. Our rise in pay was backdated to April.
ˌbackˈfire verb
1. (of a motor-car etc) to make a loud bang because of unburnt gases in the exhaust system. The car backfired.
2. (of a plan etc) to have unexpected results, often opposite to the intended results. His scheme backfired (on him), and he lost money.
ˈbackground noun
1. the space behind the principal or most important figures or objects of a picture etc. He always paints ships against a background of stormy skies; trees in the background of the picture.
2. happenings that go before, and help to explain, an event etc. the background to a situation.
3. a person's origins, education etc. She was ashamed of her humble background.
ˈbackhand noun
1. in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball. a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
2. writing with the letters sloping backwards. I can always recognize her backhand.
adverb
using backhand. She played the stroke backhand; She writes backhand.
ˈbacklog noun
a pile of uncompleted work etc which has collected. a backlog of orders because of the strike.
ˌback-ˈnumber noun
an out-of-date copy or issue of a magazine etc. He collects back-numbers of comic magazines.
ˈbackpack noun
(especially American) a bag that walkers, people who go on trips, or students carry on their backs.
ˈbackpacking: go backpacking
to go on trips or go camping carrying a backpack.
ˈbackpacker noun
ˈbackside noun
the bottom or buttocks. He sits on his backside all day long and does no work.
ˈbackslash noun
the sign (\).
ˈbackstroke noun
in swimming, a stroke made when lying on one's back in the water. The child is good at backstroke.
ˈbackup noun
1. additional people who provide help when it is needed. The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
2. a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.
3. (also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one. a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.
ˈbackwash noun
1. a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water. the backwash of the steamer.
2. the unintentional results of an action, situation etc. The backwash of that firm's financial troubles affected several other firms.
ˈbackwater noun
1. a stretch of river not in the main stream.
2. a place not affected by what is happening in the world outside. That village is rather a backwater.
ˌbackˈyard noun
(especially American) a garden at the back of a house etc. He grows vegetables in his backyard.
back down
to give up one's opinion, claim etc. She backed down in the face of strong opposition.
back of
(American) behind. He parked back of the store.
back on to
(of a building etc) to have its back next to (something). My house backs on to the racecourse.
back out
1. to move out backwards. He opened the garage door and backed (his car) out.
2. to withdraw from a promise etc. You promised to help – you mustn't back out now!
back up
1. to support or encourage. The new evidence backed up my arguments.
2. to make a copy of the information stored on the computer or disk.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a very difficult or desperate situation. He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.
put someone's back up
to anger someone. He put my back up with his boasting.
take a back seat
to take an unimportant position. At these discussions he always takes a back seat and listens to others talking.
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More than 7,100 DNA samples from rape victims are backlogged at the Los Angeles Police Department amid funding and staff shortages that officials say are plaguing law enforcement agencies nationwide.
From fiscal year 1997 through 2006, backlogged disability claims in the Social Security Administration's processing system doubled, reaching about 576,000 cases.
Companies with lead carpenters typically assign backlogged jobs to particular leads, based either on pure availability or on the required skill-set.
The product of these audits was a list of backlogged maintenance needs by building component.