Definition of fallback in English:


Line breaks: fall|back
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːlbak


  • 1An alternative plan that may be used in an emergency: compulsory powers should be retained as a fallback
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    • The plan hadn't gone well at all and the four had been forced to resort to their fallback plan.
    • If that technique, if that strategy, doesn't work, the fallback plan would be taking my major priorities and turning them into initiatives and going directly to the people.
    • I wouldn't recommend this as a strategy, but it sure looks like a joyful fallback plan!
  • 2A reduction or decrease: the offering will hit the market after a fallback from record highs
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    • After sustained increases in support from an 8% base at the 2002 general election, it has recorded a fallback for the first time, seeing its support drop by one point to 11%.
    • However, a spokesman for Edinburgh's Lothian Road institution pointed out that the drop in reserves merely reflected the fallback in the stock market.

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