Definition of backlog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

backlog

noun
ˈbæklɒɡ
 
; ˈbæklɔːɡ
 
; ˈbæklɑːɡ
 
 
a quantity of work that should have been done already, but has not yet been done
When she eventually returned to work, there was a tremendous backlog of paperwork to catch up on.
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