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back-endadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌbækˈend/
relating to the ​finalparts of a ​process or ​project, or to ​money that you ​pay when you ​sell a ​financialproduct: "Back-end ​logistics" refers to ​productdelivery and ​paymentcollection. Back-end ​charges will ​apply when you ​sell your ​share in the ​fund.
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IT relating to the ​part of a ​computerprogram or ​system that the ​user does not see or use: We ​devised an ​automaticprocessingsystem with a back-end ​database.

back endnoun [C]

uk   us  
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 ​distributionsystems. The problems with ​e-tailing are not usually to do with their ​products or ​marketing, but with the back end of the ​business.
the ​finalpart of a ​process, ​project, ​period of ​time, etc.: Prices will come down towards the back end of the ​year. Inflation and ​risingenergycosts are eating into the back end of our ​budget.
IT the ​part of a ​computerprogram or ​system that ​deals with ​data and that the ​user does not see or ​control directly: The ​website has a ​robustdatabase at the back end that ​storesproductinformation.
(Definition of back-end from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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