Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “back office”

back office

noun [C]
 
 
WORKPLACE
the part of a company that does not deal directly with customers: The back office plays a vital role in the timely settlement of deals. He said the latest cuts will fall on middle managers and back-office staff. a back-office job/system/administrator →  Compare front office
(Definition of back office from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of back office?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “back office” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ice over

If an area of water ices over, it becomes covered with a layer of ice.

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More