Definition of BACKBONE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 4. (

    ) the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic" ;

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