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"
via a back channel
"the failure of back-channel negotiations"
The smaller of two channels in a river that diverge to form an island
An unofficial communications channel used to make informal or subversive negotiations
A gesture or short prompt by which a listener invites a speaker to continue.
The numerical value of back channel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of back channel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They remain anonymous in part so they can continue effective back channel diplomacy in the future ... when and if it is needed for Washington and Havana to resolve remaining obstacles to fully normal relations.
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