AskDefine | Define fallback

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fallback n : to break off a military action with an enemy [syn: disengagement, pullout]

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From to fall back

Noun

  1. An act of falling back.
  2. A backup plan or contingency strategy; an alternative which can be used if something goes wrong with the main plan; a recourse.
    As a fallback, I suppose we can use typewriters if the word processing system fails.

Adjective

  1. That can be resorted to as a fallback.
    a fallback plan

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