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Meaning of backlist

back•list

Pronunciation: (bak'list"), [key]
— n.
  1. the books that a publisher has kept in print over several years, as distinguished from newly issued titles.
—adj.
  1. placed or maintained on a backlist.
—v.t.
  1. to place on a backlist.
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