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Detailed Translations for backbone from English to Dutch


backbone [the ~] noun

  1. the backbone (spine; spinal column; vertebral column)
    de ruggengraat; de wervelkolom

Translation Matrix for backbone:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
ruggengraat backbone; spinal column; spine; vertebral column
wervelkolom backbone; spinal column; spine; vertebral column
- anchor; back; grit; gumption; guts; keystone; linchpin; lynchpin; mainstay; moxie; rachis; sand; spinal column; spine; vertebral column

Related Words for "backbone":

  • backbones

Synonyms for "backbone":

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

Wiktionary Translations for backbone:

  1. any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure
  2. series of vertebrae that encloses the spinal cord

Cross Translation:
backbone ruggengraat RückgratAnatomie: die Wirbelsäule
backbone wervelkolom colonne vertébraleempilement des vertèbres, qui forment le support du dos des mammifères et sur lesquelles fixer les côtes.
backbone ruggengraat épine dorsale — Enchainement de vertèbres (1)