Definition of fallback in English:

fallback

noun

  • 1An alternative plan that may be used in an emergency.

    ‘compulsory powers should be retained as a fallback’
    • ‘There was this scholarship, which I did eventually win, but I had a secret fallback plan if I hadn't have won the scholarship -’
    • ‘If that technique, if that strategy, doesn't work, the fallback plan would be taking my major priorities and turning them into initiatives and going directly to the people.’
    • ‘I wouldn't recommend this as a strategy, but it sure looks like a joyful fallback plan!’
    • ‘The plan hadn't gone well at all and the four had been forced to resort to their fallback plan.’
    • ‘Make sure you have a fallback plan in case something goes terribly wrong’
  • 2A reduction or decrease.

    ‘the offering will hit the market after a fallback from record highs’
    • ‘After sustained increases in support from an 8% base at the 2002 general election, it has recorded a fallback for the first time, seeing its support drop by one point to 11%.’
    • ‘However, a spokesman for Edinburgh's Lothian Road institution pointed out that the drop in reserves merely reflected the fallback in the stock market.’

Pronunciation:

fallback

/ˈfɔːlbak/