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"backing" in British English

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backingnoun

uk   /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/
  • backing noun (SUPPORT)

C2 [U] support, ​especiallymoney, that someone gives to a ​person or ​plan: If I go ​ahead with the ​plan, can I ​count on ​your backing?

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  • backing noun (MUSIC)

[U] music, ​singing or ​dancing that ​supports the ​maintune, ​performer, etc. : a backing track backing vocals/​singers She ​sang as ​part of an all-women backing group.
  • backing noun (MATERIAL)

[C or U] something put on the back of something ​else in ​order to make it ​stronger or ​protect it: It's ​strongcloth - it might be ​useful as (a) backing.
(Definition of backing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backing" in American English

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backingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæk·ɪŋ/
support or ​help: If I go ​ahead with this ​project, can I ​count on ​your backing?
(Definition of backing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"backing" in Business English

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backingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbækɪŋ/
FINANCE support, especially ​financial, for something or someone: Only with generous financial backing do any of these ​ambitiousprojectsstand a chance of ​success.
(Definition of backing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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