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 for back-end
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  back-end
  
      Any software performing either the final stage
     in a process, or a task not apparent to the user.  A common
     usage is in a compiler.  A compiler's back-end generates
     machine language and performs optimisations specific to the
     machine's architecture.
  
     The term can also be used in the context of network
     applications.  E.g. "The back-end of the system handles
     socket protocols".
  
     Contrast front end.
  
     (1996-04-09)
  

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