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Back up

To copy the information stored on the hard disk onto another medium, such as a set of floppy diskettes; usually done as a safeguard against malfunction of the hard disk. Used as both a noun and a verb.



Background

In a multiprocessing environment, the program that runs unattended while another is running in the "foreground." Typically, with Windows you might print a document in the background while working with another application.




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