back channel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n back channel an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government) "they negotiated via a back channel"
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Usage

In literature:

Small vessels which formerly exported fish from Dieppe and other Channel ports, and brought back from the Levant spices and drugs.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It did in a measure, and for a time, but I was not very long in bringing it back to its accustomed channel.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Fate, or the something outside life which demands the King's blood, so that life may go back to her channel, is foiled.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
The talk had drifted back into the familiar channels of the present.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
A portion of the Channel Fleet had been cruising off the coast of the Peninsula, and is now on its way back to home waters.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
For a minute we entirely lost control of it, and back it drifted down one of the other channels.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various
The columns in front are also twisted; those at the back channelled with three flutes.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
You think we may have a difficulty in finding our way back to the channel of the river?
"Our Young Folks--Vol. I, No. II, February 1865" by Various
I bet we boys, using my boat, can row around that channel buoy out yonder and back again, before Laura in Lance's boat can do it.
"The Girls of Central High on Lake Luna" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The little Bunyip was carried home by its mother, and after that the waters sank back to their own channels.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
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In news:

This week, Channel 4 News has been looking back at the case known as Nashville's crime of the century - the disappearance and murder of Marcia Trimble.
Channel 4's Mash Up Is Back.
Back in 1988, the then-struggling cable channel Discovery needed a boost in its summertime ratings.
Get your groove back with a CD full of upbeat pop tunes sung by your fave Disney Channel stars.
BACK IN THE DAY — Pictured is Mike Amodeo, being interviewed as a Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football player by Channel 2 news.
BRUSSELS — It's time for Usain Bolt to leave the track, kick back in Australia, play a little soccer with friends and channel his inner deejay.
A flesh-eating parasite ate away at a man's face and back while he was vacationing in South America with his fiancé, according to the Discovery Channel.
Here's where the port comes in: The two vessels were in the Gulf Shipping Channel when they collided, so instead of continuing toward Texas, it circled back to the port 's harbor as authorities sorted out exactly what happened.
Frontman Michael Stipe's request that Fox News Channel stop using their hit "Losing My Religion" during their DNC coverage, the network hit back accusing the band of merely seeking publicity .
I just came back from the Best of Breed conference (BoB) where we spent two days talking about building a channel business model to match the market.
Record, view, play back and control video recordings from a web browser with the Endeavor 16-channel Real-Time DVR from Everfocus.
From there, recovered lube oil is channeled back into the gearbox through internal bleed back holes.
Back in Dad's day, he used to walk five miles in the snow just to change the channel, which is why he'll love this remote control that's powered on motion alone.
LaughTheManiac, youtubeShe's back TLC has added more episodes of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", the cable channel says they have added an undisclosed number of additional episodes for the "Toddlers and Tiaras" spin-off.
San Diego's Channel 4 News Team is back.
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In science:

The current sheet (tangential discontinuity) deflects the upstream reflected ion component, channels the ions back and focusses them along the current sheet.
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
As every reader of this volume probably knows, string theory can be traced back to the discovery by Veneziano of a formula for a four-point scattering amplitude (two incoming and two outgoing particles) with narrow resonances and rising Regge tra jectories in both channels.
Factorization in Dual Models and Functional Integration in String Theory
To answer this question, we have applied quantum feed back control scheme to amplitude damping channel describing the loss of information to the environment.
Quantum information reclaiming after amplitude damping
Bob applies any quantum channel he likes to X, obtaining a qubit Y that he sends back to Alice.
Hedging bets with correlated quantum strategies
Tracing the orbits of runaways back in time has provided evidence that both channels contribute to the runaway population (Hoogerwerf et al. 2001).
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
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