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Back Door

1. In business, a slang term describing something unethical. It may also describe the action of circumventing a problem in an unusual (but still ethical) way.

2. Any way to access a computer system other than logging in or using "normal" channels. Programmers often put back doors into their programs, or a hacker may create one.

3. See: Back-Door Listing.

back door

the informal mechanism whereby the BANK OF ENGLAND buys back previously issued TREASURY BILLS in the DISCOUNT MARKET at their ruling market price in order to release money to help the DISCOUNT HOUSES overcome temporary liquidity shortages. This is done as a means of increasing the liquid funds available not only to the discount houses themselves but also to the COMMERCIAL BANKS at prevailing interest rates to enable them to maintain their lending. Compare FRONT DOOR.
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tech companies to comply with foreign requirements for back doors without having to implement them universally.
The people and tasks required to close the Back Door are, in many cases, only required for a limited time.
We have an honest and dependable back door receiver, so we don't have a big problem with vendors.
Seconds earlier he had noticed five men through the kitchen window and opened the back door to be confronted by the gang.
The back door and side window was well alight on arrival, caused by a discarded cigarette.
But when she came downstairs the following morning she discovered Kevin Carl Jones, 33, had pulled the back door off its hinges.
She found her back door to be well alight and smoke inside her house.
At least three men, one armed with a machete, went to the back door of a home on Durham Road in Gateshead and spoke to the occupant.
ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2012 (Frontier Star): The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Geelani, has warned Pakistan to restrain from back door diplomacy on Kashmir issue with India.
ISLAMABAD, April 01, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan has expressed its willingness to restart the Back door channel policy for making composite dialogue between Pakistan and India a success.
A DRUNK had to call the fire brigade after getting his head stuck in his own back door.
After ignoring his knock at the front door, she later caught him attempting to open her back door.