From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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backingback‧ing /ˈbækɪŋ/ ●○○ noun 1 [uncountable]SUPPORT A PERSON, GROUP, OR PLAN support or help, especially with money She flew to New York to try to raise some financial backing for the project.2 [countable]CS material that is used to make the back of an object3 [countable]APM the music that is played at the same time as a singer’s voicebacking adjective backing singers
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backingWe then measure the complexity of each description, and choose the one with adequate experimental backing and the simplest description.The company failed to get sufficient financial backing, and never got off the ground.Does this policy have government backing?They desperately need backing just to continue the work everyone agrees should be expanded.But it was done now, there was no way of backing out.The grasses are woven together with cotton to form a mat, which is then bonded on to a paper backing.There was also a sanitary argument which seemed to have scientific backing, even if evidence was lacking.This time the spelling changes had the backing of the government as well as of the Academy.Chairman Robert Eaton said he has the backing of the vast majority of the company's major shareholders.A dense pile wears better than a loosely-woven one, which can be parted to reveal the backing.They're looking to entrepreneurs like David Puttnam and Richard Branson for the vital backing to develop the backingThere is additional financial backing from Scandinavian countries.He had the expertise and financial backing.The activity of state medical boards is directly related to their independence and financial backing, Winn said.The Green Party has little financial backing and is using its scarce resources to mount ballot-petition drives in selected states.And it has also provided financial backing for research into alternatives to the use of animals.Rousseau has promised to make good on the bill, explaining that financial backing fell through at the last minute.It is understood the financial backing for the plan has yet to be finalised.
From King Business Dictionarybackingback‧ing /ˈbækɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] FINANCECOMMERCEsupport or help, especially financial helpThe proposals have the backing of the EU Commissioner for the Environment.The consultancy was formed with financial backing from Saatchi and Saatchi. asset backing net asset backing