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



    BrE BrE//ˈbækɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækɪŋ//
    Live music
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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 See related entries: Live music
  4. Extra examples The teachers have the full backing of the parents. They brought the legal action with the backing of their MP. They have won financial backing from the EU. They want backing for more research. Who’s going to provide the backing? backing from management The museum has always received limited financial backing from the local authority.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backing