Definition of backlog in English:


Line breaks: back|log
Pronunciation: /ˈbaklɒg


  • An accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing 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.
    accumulation, logjam, pile-up, pile, heap, mountain, excess; arrears

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