back end

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From back- +‎ end.


back end (plural back ends)

  1. The rear, back, or invisible portion (of something).
    The back end of the operation is kept out of sight of the customers.
  2. (computing) that part of a hardware or software system that is farthest from the user; the internals rather than the user interface.
  3. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) The latter end of any given time, especially the latter part of the year; autumn; late autumn.


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