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back end

noun [C]
 
 
the part of a business that does not meet or deal directly with customers, such as manufacturing: We need to change the back end of the business in order to improve our manufacturing and distribution systems. The problems with e-tailing are not usually to do with their products or marketing, but with the back end of the business.
the final part of a process, project, period of time, etc.: Prices will come down towards the back end of the year. Inflation and rising energy costs are eating into the back end of our budget.
IT the part of a computer program or system that deals with data and that the user does not see or control directly: The website has a robust database at the back end that stores product information.
(Definition of back end noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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