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Dictionary Definition

backing

Noun

1 the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives" [syn: backup, championship, patronage]
2 something forming a back that is added for strengthening [syn: mount]
3 financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment" [syn: support, financial support, funding, financial backing]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Noun

  1. Support, especially financial.
    It's a volunteer organization that works with backing from the city and a few grants.
  2. A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
    The cardboard backing gives the notebook a little extra stiffness.
  3. Support for the main performer

Adjective

  1. That which provides support for the main performer

Verb

backing
  1. present participle of back

Extensive Definition

Back may refer to:

People

Other uses

backing in Danish: Ryg
backing in German: Back (Begriffsklärung)
backing in Hebrew: גב (פירושונים)
backing in Low German: Back
backing in Simple English: Back

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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