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backlog

[′bak‚läg]
(industrial engineering)
An accumulation of orders promising future work and profit.
An accumulation of unprocessed materials or unperformed tasks.
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Officials estimate that as many as 400,000 such samples -- which, if tested, could help lead to the arrests and convictions of rapists -- are backlogged across the country, with some as old as a decade.
Nor is it useful in distinguishing current renewal needs versus backlogged maintenance needs.
But the implementation of the recommendations remains a driving issue because backlogged claims continue to mount.
Some agencies actually have the staff count the backlogged work each week to determine if it is growing or staying the same.