Back-end meaning

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Of or relating to the part of a software system or online service that the user does not interact with and that is usually accessible only to programmers or administrators.

Back-end software.

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Of or relating to the final phase of a project or process.

Back-end charges.

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Of or relating to the internal operations of an organization that are not accessible or visible to the general public.

Back-end logistics.

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Designating or of a deferred charge payable at the end of a financial arrangement, as a load paid by an investor in certain mutual funds when the shares are sold.
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The support components of an information system. It often refers to the database management system (DBMS), which is the storehouse of the data residing in a server. It may also refer to the software in a Web server or application server that performs the processing initiated by a person using a Web browser (client side). See DBMS, Web server and application server.
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The rear, back, or invisible portion (of something).

The back end of the operation is kept out of sight of the customers.

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(computing) That part of a hardware or software system that is farthest from the user.
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(UK 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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Alternative form of back end.
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Origin of back-end

  • From back- +"Ž end.
    From Wiktionary