What does fallback mean?

Definitions for fallbackˈfɔlˌbæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fallback.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disengagement, fallback, pullout(noun)

    to break off a military action with an enemy


  1. fallback(n.)

    The act or process of falling back.

  2. fallback(n.)

    Something or someone to which one resorts as an alternative to a failed resource or method.


  1. fallback(Noun)

    An act of falling back.

  2. fallback(Noun)

    A backup plan or contingency strategy; an alternative which can be used if something goes wrong with the main plan; a recourse.

    As a fallback, I suppose we can use typewriters if the word processing system fails.

  3. fallback(Noun)

    A reduction in bitumen softening point, sometimes called refluxing or overheating in a relatively closed container.

  4. fallback(Adjective)

    That can be resorted to as a fallback.

    a fallback plan

  5. Origin: From the verb fall back.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallback in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Hood:

    These are alternatives, fallback positions.

  2. Nedra Carroll:

    If you have a fallback plan, you will fall back.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    The question is how long will it continue to rise, with oil prices dropping to around $40, at some point we will see a fallback in rig counts.

  4. Ann Kienzle:

    I can see why this particular situation would really make people nervous, because the iPad or gaming system is such a good fallback for extended periods of time on a flight.

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