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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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In January 2018, the Navy/Marine Corps team had 124,211 backlogged investigations.
The product of these audits was a list of backlogged maintenance needs by building component.
Some agencies actually have the staff count the backlogged work each week to determine if it is growing or staying the same.
Principi was appointed in 2001, he found the veterans benefits system was sinking under hundreds of thousands of backlogged claims and heading for the bottom.