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English definition of “backing”

backing

noun uk   /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/ us  

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?Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingInvesting money

backing noun (MUSIC)

[U] music or singing that is played or performed to support a song or tune, especially a popular one: a backing track She sang as part of an all-women backing (US usually backup) group.Singing in generalTypes of music

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.Knitting and sewing
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