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fallback

[′fȯl‚bak]
(computer science)
The system, electronic or manual, which is substituted for the computer system in case of breakdown.
(geology)
Fragmented ejecta from an impact or explosion crater during formation which partly refills the true crater almost immediately.
(nucleonics)
That part of the material carried into the air by an atomic explosion which ultimately drops back to the earth or water at the site of the explosion.

fallback

A reduction in the softening point of bitumen used in built-up roofing; may result from overheating.
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There is no fallback position from which to bridge the gap from a bird thrown by the handler to a shot bird falling from the sky and smelling entirely different from a bumper or bird dummy or a dead frozen bird.
With the deployment of cutting edge CSFB (Circuit Switched FallBack) functionality, we will have the flexibility of using either or both the networks to support voice services on our TD-LTE (time division long-term evolution) standard platform," Jagbir Singh, chief technology officer and director of network services group at Bharti Airtel, is quoted as saying.
Thorsten Robrecht, head of Mobile Broadband portfolio management at Nokia Siemens Networks, said "This achievement of enabling world-first voice call fallback from TD-LTE to GSM in live network is yet another milestone in our efforts to strengthen the commercialization and deployment of TD-LTE technology globally.
Esther Kohler has no fallback plan: She says, "I had, somehow, managed to graduate with a theater degree from Northwestern, but without a job or a trust fund I had to choose between moving home and suffering the rancid fate of a nomadic couch surfer." Reluctantly, she chooses her parents' house, and settles into summer with intentions of reading children's books and contracting a chronic illness.
Despite the plot of The Fallback Plan languishing at times, as the narrator struggles to accept that "the happiest years of [her] life in photo albums are the years most missing in [her] memory," Stein keeps the scenes alive with her witty dialogue and the exceptionally well-rendered four-year-old character of May, who's responsible for spurring most of the narrator's realizations.
For each of the 45 different types of test procedure, the appropriate fallback severities are addressed.
Screening all of Schnabel's movies, Moos features them along with a selection of paintings made between 1975 and the present that show just how consistently the artist has focused on the cinema in what now seems his fallback job.
* Encourage market rating reforms to be implemented by state, but includes a federal fallback if they don't
Although voting does not carry any unexpected surprises, the offensive made Israelis increasingly tend towards the right, despite the fallback of Likud from its pre-aggression status quo.
The airline also needed an off-site fallback storage for business continuity and disaster recovery.
In our welfare state, where the state provides a fallback system - the fantastic National Health Service - if you become ill, diseased or suffer an accident, the NHS does its best to aid your recovery.
The disk confirms that fallback is a feature of supernovas, Woosley says.