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Detailed Synonyms for backbone in English

backbone:

backbone [the ~] noun

  1. the backbone
    the spine; the backbone; the spinal column; the vertebral column
  2. the backbone
    – the part of a network that connects other networks together 1
    the backbone
    – the part of a network that connects other networks together 1
    • backbone [the ~] noun
      • the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic1
  3. the backbone
    – the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved 1
    the spine; the backbone
    – the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved 1
    • spine [the ~] noun
      • the title and author were printed on the spine of the book1
    • backbone [the ~] noun
  4. the backbone
    – fortitude and determination 1
    the guts; the backbone; the grit; the sand; the moxie; the gumption
    – fortitude and determination 1
  5. the backbone
    – the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord 1
    the back; the spine; the backbone; the spinal column; the vertebral column; the rachis
    – the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord 1
  6. the backbone
    – a central cohesive source of support and stability 1
    the anchor; the backbone; the mainstay; the keystone; the lynchpin; the linchpin
    – a central cohesive source of support and stability 1
    • anchor [the ~] noun
      • faith is his anchor1
    • backbone [the ~] noun
    • mainstay [the ~] noun
    • keystone [the ~] noun
      • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money1
    • lynchpin [the ~] noun, British
    • linchpin [the ~] noun, American
      • he is the linchpin of this firm1
  7. the backbone
    – The smaller networks (compared with the entire Internet) that perform the bulk of the packet switching of Internet communication. Today these smaller networks still consist of the networks that were originally developed to make up the Internet-the computer networks of the educational and research institutions of the United States-especially NSFnet, the computer network of the National Science Foundation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 2
    the backbone
    – The smaller networks (compared with the entire Internet) that perform the bulk of the packet switching of Internet communication. Today these smaller networks still consist of the networks that were originally developed to make up the Internet-the computer networks of the educational and research institutions of the United States-especially NSFnet, the computer network of the National Science Foundation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 2
  8. the backbone
    – A network of communication transmission that carries major traffic between smaller networks. The backbones of the Internet, including communications carriers such as Sprint and MCI, can span thousands of miles using microwave relays and dedicated lines. 2
    the backbone
    – A network of communication transmission that carries major traffic between smaller networks. The backbones of the Internet, including communications carriers such as Sprint and MCI, can span thousands of miles using microwave relays and dedicated lines. 2

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Related Definitions for "backbone":

  1. the part of a network that connects other networks together1
    • the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic1
  2. the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved1
  3. fortitude and determination1
  4. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord1
  5. a central cohesive source of support and stability1
  6. The smaller networks (compared with the entire Internet) that perform the bulk of the packet switching of Internet communication. Today these smaller networks still consist of the networks that were originally developed to make up the Internet-the computer networks of the educational and research institutions of the United States-especially NSFnet, the computer network of the National Science Foundation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.2
  7. A network of communication transmission that carries major traffic between smaller networks. The backbones of the Internet, including communications carriers such as Sprint and MCI, can span thousands of miles using microwave relays and dedicated lines.2