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back channel

noun
1.
a secret, unofficial, or informal channel of communication as used in politics or diplomacy:
sensitive information passed on through a back channel.
Related forms
back-channel, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for back channel
noun

a secret, indirect, or irregular means of communication, esp. for sensitive government and diplomacy matters

Word Origin

1975-80

Usage Note

back channel, adj; back channel, v

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