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Definition of "backlog" []

  • A reserve supply or source. (noun)
  • An accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders. (noun)
  • A large log at the back of a fire in a fireplace. (noun)
  • To acquire (something) as a backlog. (verb-transitive)
  • To become a backlog; accumulate. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backlog" in a sentence
  • "I think my backlog is about 2-3 dozen titles, my magnum opus being "The Bookbinding Trades Journal"."
  • "Thirdly, value for money affects voluntary churn and we've successfully addressed this to effective management of what we term our backlog, revaluing our own incumbent customers."
  • "The way our revenue picture works is that we look at what is are our committed revenue which is what you call backlog and what is revenue we expect from existing clients."