backbone

  1. a central cohesive source of support and stability
  2. (informal) fortitude and determination
  3. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  4. a computer network that connects other computer networks

backbone

(back´bōn) vertebral column.
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backbone

[n] - (informal) fortitude and determination 2. [n] - a computer network that connects other computer networks
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Backbone

• (n.) Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone. • (n.) Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness. • (n.) The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
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backbone

<anatomy> The spinal column, found in vertebrate animals, which runs along the dorsal side and contains the central nerve cord (spinal cord). ... The main structural feature of a polymer (chain-like) molecule from which many side chains branch off. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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backbone

noun 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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Backbone

[magazine] Backbone ({ISSN|1498-086X}) is a Canadian business magazine that examines how technology is used to accelerate Canadian business. It keeps readers up to date on new ideas, trends and innovations in the technology world, and delivers information that is relevant and useful for the day-to-day operation of Canadian companies of all ...
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Backbone

[solitaire] Backbone is a unique and difficult solitaire game using two decks of playing cards. The object of this game is to move all cards to the Foundations. ==Layout== Backbone has eight Foundations that build up from Ace to King in suit. Here is an example: A♣, 2♣, 3♣, 4♣... In the center are two Reserve Stacks to form the `Bac...
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Backbone

Back'bone' (-bōn`) noun [ 2d back , noun + bone .] 1. The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column. 2. Anything like, or serving the purpose of, a backbone. « The lofty mountains on ...
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backbone

A book's backstrap, backstrip or spine.
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Backbone

a high-speed interconnection carrying large volumes of data traffic to more local, slower speed interconnections - in the U.S., the backbone of the Internet is often considered the NSFNet, a government funded link between a handful of supercomputer sites across the country
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Backbone

A high-speed line (or a series of connections) that forms a major pathway within a network.
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Backbone

A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.
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Backbone

A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network. The term is relative as a backbone in a small network will likely be much smaller than many non-backbone lines in a large network.
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Backbone

A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a large pathway within a network. The term is
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Backbone

A term used to describe the network that links a number of smaller networks together.
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Backbone

Back of a bound book connecting the two covers; also known as spine.
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backbone

backbone: see spinal column.
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Backbone

Backbone: The spine. A flexible row of bones stretching from the base of the skull to the tailbone.
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Backbone

Describes the structure of a wine and usually refers to the level of acidity in a wine.
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Backbone

In computing terminology, a backbone is a high-speed network that connects several powerful computers. In the USA, the backbone of the Internet is often considered to be the NSFNet, a government funded link between a handful of supercomputer sites across the country.
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backbone

In networking, a high-bandwidth trunk to which smaller networks connect. The original backbone of the Internet was NSFnet, funded by the US National Science Foundation, which linked together the five regional supercomputing centres
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Backbone

Main cable used to connect computers on a network.
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Backbone

Originally, this was a set of propositions that must be true in every solution of a satisfiability problem. If there is no solution, one seeks a set of truth values that maximizes the number of clauses that are true. Then, the backbone is the set of propositions that must be true in every optimal solution. This has been extended to various combinat...
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Backbone

Referring to the internet, a central network that provides a pathway for other networks to communicate.
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