backchannel

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Verb[edit]

backchannel (third-person singular simple present backchannels, present participle backchanneling or backchannelling, simple past and past participle backchanneled or backchannelled)

  1. To employ a back channel.
  2. (linguistics) To employ non-verbal (oral and visual) means to influence a speaker without interruption.

Noun[edit]

backchannel (plural backchannels)

  1. (computing) A real-time online discussion that occurs simultaneously with a verbal presentation.