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Definition of backing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] help synonym support financial backing The police gave the proposals their full backing.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] material attached to the back of something in order to protect it or make it stronger Remove the backing paper from the adhesive tape. The fabric has a special backing for durability.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable, usually singular] (especially in pop music) music that accompanies the main singer or tune a backing group/singer/track
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