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back +‎ port


backport (third-person singular simple present backports, present participle backporting, simple past and past participle backported)

  1. (computing, transitive) To retroactively supply a fix, or a new feature, to a previous version of a software product at the same time (or after) supplying it to the current version.
  2. (computing, video games, transitive) To re-release software on its original or a previous platform with new features, after its release on a different platform.


backport (plural backports)

  1. (computing) An act of backporting.
    This backport fixes an urgent bug.
  2. (computing) A software program that has been backported.