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English definition of “backlog”

backlog

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈbæk.lɒɡ/ US  /-lɑːɡ/
a large number of things that you should have done before and must do now: I've got a huge backlog of work to do.Masses and large amounts of things
(Definition of backlog noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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