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back end

[′bak ‚end]
(mechanical engineering)
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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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This imbalance, says Russell, shows that polymers had to wriggle from one side to the other by moving their front ends first, then their middles, then their back ends, rather than by diffusing randomly.