back channel definition

  • noun:
    • A means where actions, especially in federal government and diplomacy, are carried out secretly rather than through regular ways of communication.
    • small of two networks in a river that diverge to create an island
    • An unofficial communications station regularly make casual or subversive negotiations
    • A gesture or quick prompt wherein a listener attracts a speaker to carry on.
    • an alternative to the normal channels of communication which is used whenever agreements needs to be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or federal government)

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