Fallback definitions

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The definition of a fallback is a retreat of a military action, or a backup plan.

If a government calls its army to retreat from attacking an enemy fort, this is an example of a fallback.

If you want to go to Harvard but you also apply to Georgetown in case you do not get into Harvard, Georgetown is an example of a fallback.

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Something that falls back.

The fallback of debris from the explosion.

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Something to which one can resort or retreat.

Applied to another college as a fallback.

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A retreat.

The colonel ordered a fallback to the woods.

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Something in reserve that one can turn to for help.
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A withdrawing; retreat.
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An act of falling back.
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A backup plan or contingency strategy; an alternative which can be used if something goes wrong with the main plan; a recourse.

As a fallback, I suppose we can use typewriters if the word processing system fails.

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(construction) A reduction in bitumen softening point, sometimes called refluxing or overheating in a relatively closed container.
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That can be resorted to as a fallback.

A fallback plan.

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Origin of fallback

From the verb fall back.