Definition of Backdoor

1. Noun. An undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains.

Exact synonyms: Back Door
Generic synonyms: Access, Access Code



2. Noun. An entrance at the rear of a building.
Exact synonyms: Back Door, Back Entrance
Generic synonyms: Exterior Door, Outside Door

3. Noun. A secret or underhand means of access (to a place or a position). "He got his job through the back door"
Exact synonyms: Back Door
Generic synonyms: Access

Definition of Backdoor

1. a. Acting from behind and in concealment; backstairs; as, backdoor intrigues.

Definition of Backdoor

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of back door) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of back door) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backdoor

1. secretive [adj] - See also: secretive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backdoor

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backdoor (current term)
backdoored
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Literary usage of Backdoor

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1. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"... and accounts to the treasurer after the performance. (7.) THE backdoor-KEEPER. The backdoor-keeper guards all the entrances to the 1 See Chapter ii. 7. ..."

2. Budget Issues: Inventory of Accounts with Spending Authority and Permanent by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"As table 1 shows, the number of accounts having backdoor authority has increased. However, it is important to note that the number of accounts does not ..."

3. Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (2006)
"Two: you activated the backdoor for Larry's office yesterday afternoon. ... You wouldn't log the backdoor, would you? I mean that would be pretty ..."

4. A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process edited by David M. Walker (2006)
"An authorizing committee also has jurisdiction in those instances where backdoor authority is provided in the substantive legislation. ..."

5. Dictionnaire anglais-franca̧is: et français-anglais by Abel Boyer, Nicholas Salmon (1821)
"A backdoor, une porte de derrière , une poterne , une fausse porte. * A backdoor ( shift ) * une ... To keep the backdoor open , tenir le ventre libre. ..."

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