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Backup vs. Relief

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Backupnoun

A reserve or substitute.

‘If the goalkeeper is injured, we have a backup.’;

Reliefnoun

The removal of stress or discomfort.

‘I sighed with relief when I found out that my daughter hadn't got lost, but was waiting for me at home.’;

Backupnoun

(computing) A copy of a file or record, stored separately from the original, that can be used to recover the original if it is destroyed or damaged.

‘After the power failure, we had to restore the database from backup.’;

Reliefnoun

The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.

Backupnoun

An accumulation of material caused by a (partial) obstruction or (complete) blockage of the flow or movement of the material, or an accumulation of material that causes an overflow due to the flow being greater than the maximum possible flow.

‘The accident caused a mile-long backup on the highway.’; ‘The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.’;

Reliefnoun

The person who takes over a shift for another.

‘Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his relief has arrived.’;

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Backupnoun

(law enforcement) reinforcements

‘He's got a gun! You'd better send for backup.’;

Reliefnoun

Aid or assistance offered in time of need.

Backupadjective

Standby, reserve or extra.

‘I am only a backup player.’;

Reliefnoun

(legal) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.

Backupadjective

(computing) That is intended as a backup.

‘Make a backup copy of that file.’;

Reliefnoun

A lowering of a tax through special provisions; short for tax relief.

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Backupverb

misspelling of back up

Reliefnoun

A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.

Backupnoun

anything kept in reserve to serve as a substitute in case of failure or unavailability of the normal or primary object; - used for devices, plans, people, etc. Also used attributively; as, there was no backup for the electrical supply; a backup motor; a backup generator.

Reliefnoun

The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.

Backupnoun

a musician or group of musicians accompanying a soloist, whether vocalists or instrumentalists.

Reliefnoun

The difference of elevations on a surface.

‘the relief on that part of the Earth's surface’;

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Backupnoun

a person or group of persons serving as reinforcement for another or others; as, the policeman called for backup when he was fired on.

Reliefadjective

(of a surface) Characterized by surface inequalities.

Backupnoun

an accumulation, overflow, or reverse flow (in traffic or a liquid flow system) caused by a stoppage or other malfunction.

Reliefadjective

Of or used in letterpress.

Backupnoun

A copy of a program or data from a computer onto a data-storage medium, usually one that may be removed to safe storage at a distance from the computer; it is used to preserve data for use in the contingency that the original data on the computer may be lost or become unusable. A backup that is removed from the building housing the computer system (to provide protection against loss of data in a disastrous event such as a fire) is called off-site backup. Also used attributively; as, backup copy.

Reliefnoun

The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.

‘He sees the dire contagion spread so fast,That, where it seizes, all relief is vain.’;

Backupnoun

The act or process of creating a backup{5}; as, they performed a full system backup every weekend.

Reliefnoun

Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.

‘For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold.’;

Backupnoun

an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage;

‘a traffic backup on the main street’; ‘he discovered a backup in the toilet’;

Reliefnoun

That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay.

Backupnoun

someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);

‘the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes’; ‘we need extra employees for summer fill-ins’;

Reliefnoun

A fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant.

Backupnoun

a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Reliefnoun

The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.

Backupnoun

(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device;

‘he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased’;

Reliefnoun

The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.

Backupnoun

the act of providing approval and support;

‘his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives’;

Reliefnoun

The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.

Backup

In information technology, a backup, or data backup is a copy of computer data taken and stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The verb form, referring to the process of doing so, is , whereas the noun and adjective form is .

‘back up’; ‘backup’;

Reliefnoun

The elevations and surface undulations of a country.

Reliefnoun

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;

‘as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief’;

Reliefnoun

the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);

‘he enjoyed his relief from responsibility’; ‘getting it off his conscience gave him some ease’;

Reliefnoun

(law) redress awarded by a court;

‘was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?’;

Reliefnoun

someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);

‘the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes’; ‘we need extra employees for summer fill-ins’;

Reliefnoun

assistance in time of difficulty;

‘the contributions provided some relief for the victims’;

Reliefnoun

a pause for relaxation;

‘people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests’;

Reliefnoun

a change for the better

Reliefnoun

aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped;

‘he has been on relief for many years’;

Reliefnoun

the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);

‘he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain’;

Reliefnoun

sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Reliefnoun

the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged;

‘he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta’;

Relief

Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise.

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