- Sequential or consecutive.
- Ruth and Gehrig hit back-to-back home runs.
- They sat through two back-to-back movies.
- 2011 February 12, Les Roopanarine, “Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke”, in BBC:
- An injury-time goal from Nikola Zigic against an obdurate Stoke side gave Birmingham back-to back Premier League wins for the first time in 14 months.
- With one's back facing that of somebody else.
- (physics, by extension) Emerging in exactly opposite directions.
- 2009, R. Fiore, Alessandro Papa, Igor Ivanov, Jacques Soffer, Diffraction 2008: International Workshop on Diffraction in High Energy Physics, Amer Inst of Physics:
- Seen in laboratory frame the photon-jet pair is not any longer back-to-back and the energy balance is distorted.
- 2000, S. Söldner-Rembold, Photon '99: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Structure and Interactions of the Photon, Including the 12th International Workshop on Photon-Photon Collisions, Freiburg, Germany, 23-27 May 1999:
- This produces two back-to-back jets of hadrons that dominate the inclusive high energy cross-section.
- 2015, Thomas Schörner-Sadenius, The Large Hadron Collider: Harvest of Run 1, Springer, →ISBN, page 392:
- Photons at leading order are produced back-to-back with an associated parton with nearly identical transverse momenta.
- 1992, David Shaw Brown, A Comparison of High Transverse Momentum Direct Photon and Neutral Pion Events in Negative Pion and Proton-nucleus Collisions at 31.5 GeV Center of Mass Energy:
- In the rest frame of the the photons emerge back-to-back isotropically.
- (of a house) Having a party wall at the rear,
- We lived in a row of back-to-back houses.
- (poker slang) Synonym of .
sequential or consecutive
with one's back facing somebody else's back
(physics) emerging in exactly opposite directions
(house) having a party wall at the rear
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back-to-back (not comparable)
- Alternative form of
- 2021 December 15, Paul Clifton, “There is nothing you can do”, in RAIL, number 946, page 37:
- A ScotRail Driver: [...] A good friend of mine overshot two stations back-to-back a couple of years ago. He tried to stop at one station and slid by it. Tried to stop at the next station. He slid by that, too.
back-to-back (plural back-to-backs)