The definition of a backlog is all the work that has yet to be completed.
Any jobs that are not finished by the end of the day is an example of a backlog.
To backlog is defined as to hang on to something to handle later.
To hold on to any delivery orders that do not need to be made until the following week is an example of backlog.
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noun a large log at the back of a fire, as in a fireplace a reserve of something stored, saved, etc. an accumulation of unfilled orders, unfinished work, etc. intransitive verb
transitive verb , backlogged backlogging
to accumulate as a backlog
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun A reserve supply or source. An accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders. A large log at the back of a fire in a fireplace. verb back·logged
back·logs verb , transitive
To acquire (something) as a backlog.
verb , intransitive
To become a backlog; accumulate.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. backlog - Business Definition
The accumulation of unfinished work or unfilled orders. A large backlog can indicate either inefficient management or a relatively prosperous future, at least until the backlog is worked off or unfilled orders are canceled.
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