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  • the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
  • fortitude and determination; "he didn''t have the guts to try it"
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm" ,
  • fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it" ,
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back" ,
  • 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; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book" ,
  • the part of a network that connects other networks together; "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

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Backbone Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The vertebral column is the scientific, anatomical word for the spine or backbone. It is a column of vertebrae in the back part of the torso (upper body). There is a canal that runs through the length of the backbone. Inside this canal is the spinal cord. Animals, including humans, that have a vertebral column are called vertebrates, and animals that don't have one are called invertebrates.

The vertebral column is divided by doctors into 5 sections called regions. These 5 regions from top to bottom are:



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* The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. - Karl von Clausewitz

* Each of us should do something every day That we do not want to do But we know we should do, To strengthen our backbone And put iron in our soul. - Henry Hitt Crane

* Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. - Clementine Paddleford


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  • Devils Backbone Debuts in the United Kingdom with American IPA
    Devils Backbone announces the launch of American IPA to be sold outside of the United States. American IPA will be brewed by Banks's Brewery and released on tap at the 930 Wetherspoon pubs in the United Kingdom. [PR.com] Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'
  • Seniors backbone of childcare in China
    Before her daughter gave birth, the farthest Chen Zhijuan had ever been from her home in Siping, a small city in Northeast China's Jilin province, was Dalian in neighboUring Liaoning province, about 5 ..... Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'
  • NTT tests 400Gbps optical technology for Internet backbone
    NTT has successfully tested technology for optical Internet backbone connections that can transmit 400Gbps on a single wavelength. Working with Fujitsu and NEC, the Japanese telecommunications giant verified the digital coherent optical transmission technology for distances of several thousand kilometers to 10,000 km. With it, a single wavelength of light can carr Read more on this news related to 'Backbone'

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