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The law firm restored its website, but left an encrypted backup file in the public space which was subsequently found and distributed over the internet. Computing (2010)Such a helicopter might have been dispatched over the target zone to provide a backup. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the computer programmer has a backup plan. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their commanders can radio into a central operations centre for backup if necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Wind power is a con: the turbines need backup from other power sources. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So after billions being spent we will still need 100% backup. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why don't they provide more backup for the teams? Times, Sunday Times (2015)He will attack enemy strongholds, provide backup for ground troops and escort other aircraft. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you use a computer, make a backup disk with a copy of your essay on it. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)I can approach anyone and they are happy to provide the backup. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's full backup if needed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While the value of inspiring women leaders is enormous, practical schemes that support them as they move into leadership provide important backup. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let's hope there's a backup plan! The Sun (2015)
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British English: backup /ˈbækʌp/ NOUN
Backup consists of extra equipment or people that you can get help or support from if necessary.
There is no emergency backup immediately available.
- American English: backup
- Arabic: اِحْتِياطِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: apoio
- Chinese: 支持
- Croatian: podrška
- Czech: podpora
- Danish: støtte
- Dutch: back-up
- European Spanish: respaldo
- Finnish: taustatuki
- French: sauvegarde
- German: Unterstützung
- Greek: εφεδρικό αρχείο
- Italian: riserva
- Japanese: バックアップ
- Korean: 후원자
- Norwegian: sikkerhetskopi
- Polish: wsparcie
- European Portuguese: apoio
- Romanian: suport
- Russian: запас
- Spanish: respaldo
- Swedish: säkerhetskopia
- Thai: สนับสนุน
- Turkish: yedek
- Ukrainian: pезерв
- Vietnamese: hậu thuẫn
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