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back end

[′bak ‚end]
(mechanical engineering)

back end

The support components of an information system. It often refers to the database management system (DBMS), which is the storehouse of the data residing in a server. It may also refer to the software in a Web server or application server that performs the processing initiated by a person using a Web browser (client side). See DBMS, Web server and application server.
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It has a good run of back end Atlantic salmon, including rather unusual ones which they call osenkas.
I have been driving for many years and I have yet to 'lose the back end," or the front end for that matter.
At the back end of the line, WMS functionality also supports manufacturers who store and ship products directly to customers from their own warehouses and distribution centers, including vendor-owned inventory programs.
It's all driven by what can I get for the material on the back end. It's not driven by, "I want to kill this first, now what do I do with it."
Yet, while the front end of the drop would move toward the light, the back end would stick to the surface.
Handling patient responsibility amounts at the front desk during the visit is less costly and results in higher collections than handling it on the back end.
Insurers put Web sites in front of their back end to make it easier for agents, but that only solves data entry for companies because agents still have to perform data entry and enter it multiple times," said Johnston.
Today's advanced devices for high-speed communications, multimedia processing, home computing and other demanding applications require capital-intensive, leading-edge processes both at the front and back end in order to quickly move from concept to silicon to system integration.
At the back end, the portal solution will bring together content and information from Livelink and other repositories, such as Microsoft, and a wide range of other systems, including SAP, Siebel, and Peoplesoft.
Customers will be able to authenticate and authorise users at the proxy level and then pass entitlement information to the back end content servers.
The transfer table cools the preforms and shuttles out the back end of the machine, where the preforms are grabbed by a robot.
This simplifies the management of complex Web sites by centralising all requests to multiple back end systems through the proxy server.