Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the final phase of a project or process.
  • adjective Of or relating to the part of a software system or online service that the user does not interact with and that is usually accessible only to programmers or administrators.
  • adjective Of or relating to the internal operations of an organization that are not accessible or visible to the general public.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The latter end or part; especially (Scotch), the latter part of autumn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of back end.

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Examples

  • It is purposely engineered so that in the future, Revier Cattle will be able to take advantage of what Revier called the "back-end opportunities" that had been treated as a cost rather than resource.

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  • Not bad for a guy previously known as a back-end rotation type.

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  • There's more work for the colleges on the back-end you might overhear the financial aid administrator complaining about the reconciliation process, which matches their records with the US Department of Education's records.

    Campus Overload Live with Jenna Johnson: Understanding FAFSA

  • Recently, new allegations have emerged that suggest these activities were actually the back-end of even greater malfeasance involving tax evasion, the failure to comply with basic rules in securitizing mortgages, and an attempt to avoid high liabilities on the part of the banks to the purchasers of the mortgage bonds.

    Bruce Judson: Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached

  • Finally, companies, if they haven't already, need to mobilize their back-end business systems so that employees can access key data anytime, anywhere.

    Why Tablet Computers Will Succeed Now

  • Foreign investors would have to invest at least $100 million to set up multi-brand retail operations, of which at least $50 million must be invested in back-end operations such as food processing units, warehouses, as well as a supply chain from the farm gate, among other things.

    Hurdles Slow India Retail Plan

  • What's important is that their appears to be enough evidence to warrant at least a minimal investigation of these astounding assertions--which suggests that a large part of the robo-mortgage scandal was the back-end of potentially serious criminal activities and an attempt to evade enormous liabilities.

    Bruce Judson: Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached

  • Recently, new allegations have emerged that suggest these activities were actually the back-end of even greater malfeasance involving tax evasion, the failure to comply with basic rules in securitizing mortgages, and an attempt to avoid high liabilities on the part of the banks to the purchasers of the mortgage bonds.

    Bruce Judson: Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached

  • Raising large funds won't be difficult for e-commerce start-ups that have a large customer base and diversified offerings with well-placed back-end processes, said Deepak Srinath , director of Bangalore-based boutique investment bank Viedea Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

    India's Online Retailers Seek Investors

  • What's important is that their appears to be enough evidence to warrant at least a minimal investigation of these astounding assertions--which suggests that a large part of the robo-mortgage scandal was the back-end of potentially serious criminal activities and an attempt to evade enormous liabilities.

    Bruce Judson: Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached

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