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Meaning of “back office” in the English Dictionary

"back office" in British English

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back officenoun [C usually singular]

the ​part of a ​businesscompany that is ​concerned with ​running the ​company and that does not ​dealdirectly with ​customers or the ​public : I ​worked for several ​years as an ​administrator in the back ​office of a ​largecorporation. We ​provide back-office ​services for several ​companies.
(Definition of back office from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"back office" in Business English

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back officenoun [C]

uk   us   WORKPLACE
the ​part of a ​company that does not ​deal directly with ​customers: The back ​officeplays 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
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