Meaning of “backing” in the English Dictionary

"backing" in British English

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backingnoun

uk /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/ us /ˈbæk.ɪŋ/

backing noun (SUPPORT)

C2 [ U ] support, especially money, 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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  • Parker's solo on 'A Night in Tunisia' was so amazing that the pianist backing him simply stopped playing.
  • The rock-star arrived in London with her usual entourage of dancers and backing singers.
  • Government backing will be essential if the project is to succeed.
  • Will financial backing for the theatre project be forthcoming?
  • We need to get the backing of someone in authority.

(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 /ˈbækɪŋ/ us

FINANCE support, especially financial, for something or someone:

Only with generous financial backing do any of these ambitious projects stand a chance of success.

(Definition of “backing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)