fallback

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From the verb fall back.

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fallback (plural fallbacks)

  1. An act of falling back.
  2. A backup plan or contingency strategy; an alternative which can be used if something goes wrong with the main plan; a recourse.
    As a fallback, I suppose we can use typewriters if the word processing system fails.
  3. (construction) A reduction in bitumen softening point, sometimes called refluxing or overheating in a relatively closed container.

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fallback (not comparable)

  1. That can be resorted to as a fallback.
    a fallback plan

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