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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sub-rosa, under-the-table, behind-the-scenesadjective

    designed and carried out secretly or confidentially

    "a sub-rosa report"; "has their under-the-table backing"


  1. behind-the-scenes

    Behind-the-scenes generally refers to the activities or processes that occur hidden from public view, mostly in preparation or production stages of a project, event, or media production. It often involves work done by individuals like technicians, directors, and other staff members to ensure the successful outcome of a production, event or operation. This term can be used in various contexts such as theater, filmmaking, business operations, etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behind-the-scenes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behind-the-scenes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of behind-the-scenes in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Schanzer:

    It has been a constant battle behind the scenes for Iran to get their hands on these hard currencies.

  2. Kent Green:

    I just hope [this] brings a little positivity to police and what they do behind the scenes every day, every night, it’s not particular to Mesa, it’s not particular to Arizona. It’s everywhere.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    This outcome demonstrates the value of discrete behind-the-scenes work of officials in resolving complex and sensitive consular cases in close partnership with other governments.

  4. Boston University:

    Japan officially does not admit it negotiates with terrorists, historically, it has quietly worked behind the scenes to pay terrorists off.

  5. New York:

    Rather than championing shutdowns, she’s spent much of her energy, both in public and behind the scenes, trying to get schools open. And she’s been trying, sometimes uncomfortably, to act as a mediator between desperate parents grieving their kids’ interrupted educations and beleaguered teachers who feel they’re being blamed for a calamity they didn’t create.

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    A contiguous
    B aculeate
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