backlog backlog  /ˈbæ ˌklɑɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
  2. (n) the large log at the back of a hearth fire
  3. (n) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  4. (v) accumulate and create a backlog

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Altogether his backlog of orders came to $39,500,000 worth of planes.
  2. Coping with its own backlog, the Supreme Court also issued significant decisions on the rights of suspects.
  3. Proponents of the suit point out that the VA's immense backlog of claims leads to delays in treatment, often compounding PTSD symptoms, contributing to substance abuse and suicide.

News

  1. VA hits some backlog goals

    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has hit a “tipping point,” cutting its monstrous backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet agency critics contend that growing throngs of ex-troops waiting for injury compensation in America’s biggest cities show the VA is “over-promising and under-delivering.”
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. VA hits backlog goal in 3 cities: Hint of a fix or mirage?

    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has hit a “tipping point,” cutting its monstrous backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet agency critics contend that growing throngs of ex-troops waiting for injury compensation in America’s biggest cities show the VA is “over-promising and under-delivering.”Amid scrutiny from Capitol Hill and the White House, a top VA official ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. VA hits backlog goal in 3 cities, but still under fire

    The U.S. Veterans Affairs department says it has cut its backlog of disability claims by 74,000 since late April, yet critics say the agency is still “over-promising and under-delivering.”
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "We have more in backlog than any time in our history," Immelt said during the call.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Jeffrey Immelt Source: Forbes

  2. "Boom - our show just shuts down," "SNL" star Amy Poehler told trade paper Daily Variety. "It's just done. There is no backlog of scripts."
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Amy Poehler Source: Forbes

  3. "2006 was a very good year for Boeing," Chief Executive Jim McNerney said in a statement. "We achieved new records in revenue, cash flow and backlog, and overcame come meaningful challenges by focusing on improving productivity and meeting...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Jim McNerney Source: International Herald Tribune

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