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addaword.gifdefinition of back channel

noun
(also backchannel)
an unofficial and secret connection eg between a government minister or their advisers and a business
This was clearly an attempt to find a backchannel to communicate and try and resolve the issue under the table.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/04/2012 17:39:00
Definition of back channel from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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