fallback

Meaning(s)

1. point of return; alternative or backup

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a fallback plan/position/option

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The noun fallback can refer to a reduction or decrease in something, for example, the figures have experienced a fallback since reaching their peak. A fallback can also refer to a backup plan or a Plan B that can be used when the original plan fails.

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  1. Pilots are required to have fallback plans in case of emergencies.
  2. The soldiers were ordered to retreat to a fallback position.

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  1. Part of the Board Members' preparation for the negotiations was to create a fallback position.
  2. If the weather does not hold up outdoors we have a second venue on standby as a fallback to host the event.

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