back-channel
adjective see back channel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • back channel — UK US adjective [before noun] ► using a different or unofficial method of communication: »There have been reports about informal back channel peace talks between the two governments. »back channel negotiations/communication back channel noun [C]… …   Financial and business terms

  • back-channel — UK US adjective [before noun] ► using a different or unofficial method of communication: »There have been reports about informal back channel peace talks between the two governments. »back channel negotiations/communication back channel noun [C]… …   Financial and business terms

  • back channel — n. an unofficial, often secret, means of communication * * * …   Universalium

  • back channel — n. an unofficial, often secret, means of communication …   English World dictionary

  • Back-channel — TOC In telecommunicationsA back channel (also reverse channel or return channel) is typically a low speed, or less than optimal, transmission channel in the opposite direction to the main channel. See: Return channel In diplomacyA back channel in …   Wikipedia

  • Back channel —    Moscow frequently used intelligence officers and journalists working with the intelligence services as a back channel of communication with other governments. An alternative channel of communications allowed Moscow to speak candidly with… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • back-channel — adjective via a back channel the failure of back channel negotiations • Pertains to noun: ↑back channel * * * adjective see back channel …   Useful english dictionary

  • back channel — noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government) they negotiated via a back channel • Hypernyms: ↑channel, ↑communication channel, ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • back channel — noun a) The smaller of two channels in a river that diverge to form an island b) An unofficial communications channel used to make informal or subversive negotiations See Also: backchannel, back channel …   Wiktionary

  • back channel — noun Date: 1975 a secret, unofficial, or irregular means of communication • back channel adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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