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noun backup pronunciation in British English /ˈbækʌp/
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pluralbackups

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] people or equipment that can be used when extra help is needed

    I’ve got my mother as a backup in case the babysitter cancels.

    They realized that Sykes was armed, and radioed for backup.

    a backup generator/crew

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  2. 3
    [uncountable] music mainly American music that is played or sung to add to the main singer’s voice

    Her sister goes on tour with her and sings backup.

    a backup vocalist

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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