back end - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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/ˈbæk ˌend/
  1. 1
    computing the part of a website that makes it work. It includes applications that tell websites what to do, servers where websites get data, and databases that store the information websites use.

    This site had a sophisticated back end that made managing the site simple.

    See also front end
  2. 2
    the part of something, especially a vehicle, that is furthest from the front

    I just missed the back end of a small pickup truck that was turning into a driveway.

  3. 3
    the end of a period of time

    We saw a noticeable improvement in trading conditions towards the back end of our financial year.