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  • 1 Backward running — Backward running, also known as backwards running, running backwards, reverse running, retro running, or retro locomotion is the act of running in reverse, so that one travels in the direction one s back is facing rather than one s front. It is… …

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  • 2 backward — backward, retrograde, retrogressive, regressive all involve the idea of not moving or going ahead, or forward, or in advance. Only when applied to motion or a movement does backward imply the reverse of forward motion {a backward thrust of a… …

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  • 3 Backward induction — is the process of reasoning backwards in time, from the end of a problem or situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. It proceeds by first considering the last time a decision might be made and choosing what to do in any situation at …

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  • 4 backward — backward, backwards 1. For the adverb, both forms are in use, although backward is somewhat more common in AmE and backwards in BrE: • Talk ran backward from the events of the morning A. Munro, CanE 1987 • I walked backward to look at her in the… …

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  • 5 Backward — Back ward, a. 1. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances. [1913 Webster] 2. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath. [1913 Webster] For wiser brutes were backward to be slaves. Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Not well advanced in… …

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  • 6 Backward Design — is a method of designing pedagological curriculum by setting goals before choosing activities or content to teach. The idea is to teach towards those goals, which ensures that the content taught remains focused and organized, promoting a better… …

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  • 7 Backward — Back ward, Backwards Back wards, adv. [Back, adv. + ward.] 1. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward. [1913 Webster] 2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward. [1913 Webster] 3. On the back, or with… …

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  • 8 Backward chaining — (or backward reasoning) is an inference method used in artificial intelligence. It is one of two methods of reasoning that uses inference rules – the other is forward chaining, also known as modus ponens. Backward chaining is implemented in logic …

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  • 9 backward masking and illusions —    Backward masking is also known as backwards masking and backmasking. All three terms are used in the popular music industry to denote a recording technique in which an auditory message is encrypted by recording it in reverse order onto a track …

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  • 10 Backward Castes United Front — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Backward Castes United Front (Frente Unido de Castas Retrasadas) es un partido político en el estado indio de Andhra Pradesh. Fue fundado en febrero de 2004. Su presidente es P. Ramakrishnaiah. El partido trabaja… …

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  • 11 backward integration — ➔ integration * * * backward integration UK US noun [U] ► a situation in which a company controls the supply of goods and services it needs by buying the company that supplies them, or by going into the same business as that company: »The… …

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  • 12 backward — [adj1] toward the rear astern, behind, inverted, rearward, regressive, retrograde; concept 581 Ant. ahead, forward, to the front backward [adj2] bashful afraid, averse, demure, diffident, disinclined, hesitant, hesitating, humble, indisposed,… …

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  • 13 backward — [bak′wərd] adv. [ME bakward, for abakward < abak (< OE on bæc, back) + ward (< OE weard, toward)] 1. toward the back or rear; behind 2. with the back or rear foremost 3. in reverse [to spell a word backward] 4. in a way contrary to the… …

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  • 14 Backward masking — has several meanings: *The original meaning of the term, in psychoacoustics, refers to temporal masking of quiet sounds that occur moments before a louder sound. *A similar meaning, in use in cognitive psychology, refers to a phenomenon wherein… …

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  • 15 Backward-Diode —   [ bækwəd , englisch], Rückwärtsdiode, eine Halbleiterdiode (Diode) mit Tunneleffektwirkung, die aber infolge eines hoch dotierten abrupten pn Übergangs im Unterschied zur Tunneldiode einen stark herabgesetzten Höcker oder Schwellenstrom… …

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  • 16 backward-compatible — backward com patible adjective COMPUTING computer software that is backward compatible can operate with previous pieces of software of the same type ╾ ,backward compati bility noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 backward — (adv.) c.1300, from abakward, from O.E. on bæc (see BACK (Cf. back) (adv.)) + weard adj./adv. suffix (see WARD (Cf. ward)). O.E. had the adverb bæcling. As an adjective, from 1550s. Meaning behindhand with regard to progress is first attested… …

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  • 18 backward — ► ADJECTIVE 1) directed behind or to the rear. 2) having made less progress than is normal or expected. ● not backward in Cf. ↑not backward in DERIVATIVES backwardly adverb backwardness noun …

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  • 19 Backward — Back ward, n. The state behind or past. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In the dark backward and abysm of time. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 Backward Castes United Front — is a political party in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The party was founded in February 2004. The party president is P. Ramakrishnaiah. The party works for reservations for Backward Castes , for example for a reservations for BC women.In… …

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