Definitions for back channel

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  1. back channel(adj)

    an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)

    "they negotiated via a back channel"

  2. back-channel(adj)

    via a back channel

    "the failure of back-channel negotiations"

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  1. back channel(Noun)

    The smaller of two channels in a river that diverge to form an island

  2. back channel(Noun)

    An unofficial communications channel used to make informal or subversive negotiations

  3. back channel(Noun)

    A gesture or short prompt by which a listener invites a speaker to continue.


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