backlog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v backlog accumulate and create a backlog
    • n backlog an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
    • n backlog something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    • n backlog the large log at the back of a hearth fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Backlog A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth. Contrasted to forestick. "There was first a backlog , from fifteen to four and twenty inches in diameter and five feet long, imbedded in the ashes."
    • Backlog An accumulation (of tasks or of materials) that were not performed or processed at the normal time and require attention; as, unexpected demand led to a large backlog of unfilled orders; politically motivated delays led to a large backlog of unconfirmed judicial appointments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n backlog A large log placed at the back of an open wood-fire to sustain combustion and concentrate the heat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Back, a. + log,

Usage

In literature:

It is time to punch the backlog and put on a new forestick.
"Backlog Studies" by Charles Dudley Warner
The next thing she did was to rake back the red embers, and make a hollow place among them, just where the backlog had been.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
When it was blazing freely he piled upon it, and in front of the green backlogs, several of the logs of dry wood.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
He had a big, open fireplace with backlogs and andirons.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
There was a fireplace in the hut, which, by great good luck, contained the remains of a large backlog.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
He was sure to bring in the biggest backlog and make the brightest fire.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
Another ten thousand without horses, who formed a backlog of reserves.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Not with a seven thousand credit backlog to make up.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Andirons come in a great many heights, and in the olden times two sets were used, the one holding the forestick, and the other the backlog.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
When he got it back at last, he eagerly downloaded his backlog of mail.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
These andirons came into vogue just after the Revolution and were used to support backlogs.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
For the huge fireplace, huge lengths of logs, for the backlogs, were cut, which required three persons to roll in place.
"Blazing The Way" by Emily Inez Denny
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In news:

Experts note nomination backlog — 18 nominees await final vote.
Many military veterans frustrated by claims backlog, ' endless ' process.
Wayne County Friend of the Court backlog.
He worked for the Florida Medical Examiner 's Office from 1997 to 2003, when he was fired for keeping a backlog of cases and failing to file reports in a timely manner.
The company also has an order backlog for 20 Falcon 7Xs from Chinese customers.
Staff reductions at the Los Angeles Police Department's Latent Fingerprint Unit have led to a backlog of unanalyzed prints.
Said in its most recent earnings report that its firearm backlog at the end of January had grown to $198.5 million, up $124.7 million from the same time last year - an increase of 169 percent.
Privately held Fisk notes 2010 revenues of about $305 million and a $190-million project backlog, although both dropped this year.
Tells Hill to urge FCC to clear out backlog of indecency complaints.
Whether it's the backlog of thousands of rape kits or controversial past audits, Houston's crime lab is often in the spotlight, but rarely in a good way.
Norsafe received orders worth NOK 400-million (US$ 45.3-million) over the course of October 2012, & backlog at record height.
FuelCell Energy will operate and service the fuel cell park for 15 years, the project adding about $125 million to the company's backlog in production and servicing.
Secretary Randy Huffman says he has a backlog of more than 250 permits.
The FBI lab has made strides in cutting down its backlog of forensic DNA cases, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General.
Backlog drops from 3,211 to 403 in two years, report says.
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In science:

In this case the optimal parameter η derived in Th. 2 is equal to the overflow probability of the known asymptotic backlog bound (4), i.e. η = εa .
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Rigorous backlog bound from Th. 2 in comparison to the approximation resp. asymptotic result from (4) for fBm traffic with parameters λ = 0.5 Gb/s, σ = 0.25 Gb/s, and H = 0.75 at a server with capacity C = 1 Gb/s.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Fig. 4 shows how a variation of the different parameters of the fBm traffic affects the backlog bounds.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
To illustrate the tail behavior we compare the overflow probability of backlog bounds for fBm traffic to traffic with exponentially bounded burstiness (EBB) .
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Employing the envelope a backlog bound follows from (2) by application of Boole’s inequality and integration of the overflow profile, see Sect.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Fig. 5 clearly shows the Weibullian decay of the fBm backlog bound (14) with log εs ∼ −b2−2H that becomes slower with increasing H , i.e. with more pronounced LRD even very large buffers are filled with a certain probability.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
Affine Envelopes We conclude this section with a corollary on affine fBm envelopes that follow from the backlog bounds.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
The proof of Th. 2 already shows a close link between arrival envelopes and backlog bounds.
Statistical End-to-end Performance Bounds for Networks under Long Memory FBM Cross Traffic
For a suitably parsimonious traffic model we develop closedform expressions for end-to-end delays, backlog, and output burstiness.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
The deterministic versions of our bounds yield optimal bounds on end-to-end backlog and output burstiness for some schedulers, and are highly accurate for end-to-end delay bounds.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
Our study considers all scheduling algorithms for which the transmission order of backlogged packets is entirely determined by the difference of their arrival times.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
For traffic models that are characterized by a longterm rate and a short-term burst, we derive closed-form expressions for statistical and worst-case bounds on end-to-end delay and backlog.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
In some cases, e.g., for backlog bounds for some of the considered schedulers, we are able to show that our bounds are optimal.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
For a network that is not permanently overloaded, we find that the differences between delay and backlog bounds at a single node persist in a multi-node setting.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
IV, we derive closed-form end-to-end bounds on backlog, delay and the burstiness of output from a network.
Statistical Analysis of Link Scheduling on Long Paths
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