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1. a door at the rear or side of a building
2. a means of entry to a job, position, etc, that is secret, underhand, or obtained through influence
3. (as modifier): a backdoor way of making firms pay more.
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a secret, furtive, illicit, or indirect method or means.
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|Noun||1.||back door - a secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position); "he got his job through the back door"|
access - the act of approaching or entering; "he gained access to the building"
|2.||back door - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains|
|3.||back door - an entrance at the rear of a building|
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