An accumulation of something, especially uncompleted work or matters that need to be dealt with: the company took on extra staff to clear the backlog of work
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- Almost all of them have been working into the night for more than a week to try to deal with the backlog of work.
- The ten-strong company, established in 1999, took advantage of free MAS advice to help deal with order backlogs and reduce overtime by improving productivity.
- Current infrastructure policies are in some respects ill equipped to deal with the current backlogs, let alone the challenges of the next millennium.