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Definition of the noun backtrack

What does backtrack mean as a name of something?


  1. the act of backtracking

Definition of the verb backtrack

What does backtrack mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: backtracked | backtracking | backtracks

  1. retrace one's course
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of backtrack: double back / turn back
    • more generic word: return = go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before

Alternative definition of the verb backtrack


  1. to retrace one's steps
  2. to repeat or review work already done
  3. [aviation] To taxi down an active runway in the opposite direction to that being used for takeoff


  1. BackTrack was a Linux distribution, superseded by Kali Linux, that focused on security based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics and penetration testing use. In March 2013, the Offensive Security team rebuilt BackTrack around the Debian distribution and released it under the name Kali Linux.
  2. Backtrack is a defunct organization, record label.


Backtrack is a musical group.

  • albums: "Darker Half", "Lost in Life", "The '08 Demo", "Deal With the Devil"


"Backtrack" is a western novel by Milton Lott, published in 1965. The book is about a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, and features cowboy Ringo Rose and a Mexican boy whom he fathers. He teaches the kid skills he needs to survive, including gunfighting. When the kid shoots a man and flees, Ringo follows him across Texas to Ringo's former home.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: Western fiction
  • released in (50 years ago)


"Backtrack" a.k.a. "Backtrack!" is a 1969 film directed by Earl Bellamy.


"BackTrack" a.k.a. "Back Track" is a first-person shooter that was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2001 and Windows PC in late 1990s. It is notable for being the first 3-D shooter to be released on the Game Boy Advance, however it was quickly overtaken by such competitors as Ecks vs. Sever.


"Backtrack" is an artwork by Jaideep Mehrotra.


  1. "Backtrack" is a song recorded by British soul recording artist Rebecca Ferguson, taken as the lead single from the deluxe edition of her debut album Heaven. The song was written by Ferguson and Jonny Lattimer, who produced the track with Tim Baxter as well. The song was released on 14 October 2012 in the United Kingdom, the day before the release of the deluxe edition of Heaven. The single already features as a bonus track on the U.S. version of Heaven. "Backtrack" contains elements of soul, jazz and pop. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 15, making it Ferguson's second top twenty hit.
  2. "Backtrack" is a musical album of The Nighthawks.


BackTrack is a monthly magazine, published by Pendragon Publishing, concentrating on researched articles and photographic features about British and Irish railway history. It is available through newsagents in the UK and by subscription from the publisher, but doesn't rely on advertising income and therefore doesn't publish an ABC circulation figure.

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Google previewComputer-Aided Transit Scheduling (2012)

Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Computer-Aided Scheduling of Public Transport held in Montréal, Canada, August 19–23, 1990 by Martin Desrochers, Jean-Marc Rousseau

One possible cause for the scheduling process to backtrack is that some duties in the partial schedule possess undesirable feature which were undetected when the duties were formed. The problem only shows up a few stages later when the ...

Google previewA Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations (2014)

by Darren R. Hayes

BackTrack is an open source Linux tool that is often used for real-time packet capture. However, numerous other network forensics tools ...

Google previewDeveloping Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention (2016)

by Dawson, Maurice, Kisku, Dakshina Ranjan, Gupta, Phalguni, Sing, Jamuna Kanta, Li, Weifeng

Back Track Linux BackTrack is a Linux-based operating system designed for digital forensics and network penetration testing (Myers, 2012). It is named after the search algorithm, “BackTrack” and is considered an essential security component ...

Google previewEconomic Development, Crime, and Policing (2014)

Global Perspectives by Frederic Lemieux, Garth den Heyer, Dilip K. Das

* BackTrack is a distribution based ...

Google previewEthical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide (2014)

by Rafay Baloch

BackTrack is a Linux penetration testing distro developed by Offensive Security especially for ethical hackers and penetration testers. It contains all the popular tools and software used for pen testing a variety of services, networks, and devices ...

Google previewInquiry Into the Sun (2003)

by S. Osborn

But backtrack is the inverse path, and out requires an in ...

Google previewAn Evaluation of the Benefits and Value of Libraries (2011)

by Viveca Nyström, Linnéa Sjögren

The ability to recognise potential or actual failure and the need to change direction or even backtrack is an essential skill for the change manager, though iterative planning and evaluation processes will minimise the risk of significant error .

Google previewThe Complete Predator Hunter (2009)

by Michael Schoby

The Bushnell BackTrack is a simple but effective GPS unit. 17 New Gear ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

Backtrack. The number of conformations generated within a given iteration is limited (usually 100 to 200 conformations). It may happen that neither the set of electrostatic predictions, nor the set of randomly generated conformations produces ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2012)

Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske

apostatize; backtrack; flip-flop; recidivate; renege; reverse; tergiversate.SEE ALSOdoa ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

Backtrack andThe HotSpothave been hack jobs, the one briefly illuminated byJodie Foster, the other exactly what a Don Johnson–Virginia Madsen pairing would lead one to expect.

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Lea Thompson director: Robert Zemeckis role: 5 Clara backtrack: 6 recant 7 retreat Backtrack (1989 film) cast: Jodie.

Google previewLexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar (2004)

Papers in honour of Maurice Gross by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot, Max Silberztein

then the aloud reader may backtrack and re-pronounce the offending word before finishing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1999)

Volume 23 - Supplement 2 - An Analysis of the Pre-Physical Database Design Heuristics to Thermal Investigations of ICs and Microstructures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Nevertheless, backtrack and back-to functions are usually provided, as they rely on run-time activity. Defining an explicit navigation model helps to perform a systematic model-based evaluation (67,73). Object-oriented Navigation Model ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 3 (P - Z) (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

question("BackTrack Version" ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1977)

Volume 7 - Curve Fitting to Early Development of Programming Languages by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

If the precedence list contains another pair, go to 1; else if for some / for allj' * ijtyi then stop; else backtrack. Backtracking requires an explicit or implicit list of decisions. To backtrack, choose the most recent decision for which an untried ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

also backtrack to retreat or abandon one's position in an argument, ...

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Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously. (Lance Morrow)
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