fallback Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fallback” in the English Dictionary

"fallback" in British English

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fallbackadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈfɔːl.bæk/  us   /ˈfɑːl-/
A fallback ​plan or ​position can be used if other ​plans do not ​succeed or other things are not ​available: Do we have a fallback position for these ​negotiations?
(Definition of fallback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fallback" in Business English

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fallbacknoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈfɔːlbæk/  us   /ˈfɑːl-/
a ​fall in the ​price, ​amount, ​rate, etc. of something, especially after having been high
a ​plan that you can use if your first ​planfails
(Definition of fallback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fallback”
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指因恐惧而)后退,后撤, (军队)撤退…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指因恐懼而)後退,撤退, (軍隊)撤退…
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