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backing

noun uk   us   /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/

backing noun (SUPPORT)

C2 [U] support, especially money, that someone gives to a person or plan: If I go ahead with the plan, can I count on your backing?
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backing noun (MUSIC)

[U] music, singing or dancing that supports the main tune, performer, etc. : a backing track backing vocals/singers She sang as part of an all-women backing group.

backing noun (MATERIAL)

[C or U] something put on the back of something else in order to make it stronger or protect it: It's strong cloth - it might be useful as (a) backing.
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