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Definition 1: an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services) - [noun denoting group]

(backlog is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Definition 2: something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for backlog in the sense of this definition

(backlog is a kind of ...) (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation

(... is a kind of backlog ) a supply or stock held in reserve for future use (especially in emergencies)

(... is a kind of backlog ) the amount of fuel remaining

(... is a kind of backlog ) funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments

Definition 3: the large log at the back of a hearth fire - [noun denoting substance]

(backlog is a kind of ...) wood used for fuel

"they collected and cut their own firewood"

(... is a kind of backlog ) large log traditionally burned at Christmas

Definition 4: accumulate and create a backlog - [verb of change]

(backlog is a kind of ...) collect or gather

"Journals are accumulating in my office" "The work keeps piling up"

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