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backward and forward

Also, backwards and forwards.
1. Same as back and forth.
2. Thoroughly, completely, as in He read the speech over and over, until he knew it backwards and forwards. [Late 1500s]
See also: and, backward, forward
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He assured him that his prevaricating and lying backward and forward was a great aggravation of his guilt; for which the only atonement he could make was by confession and repentance.
Indeed he had enough to do, to run his eye backward and forward along the half-dozen men who immediately fronted him, and settle hurriedly within himself at which of them he would strike first, when they pressed on him.
In short, not to fill up this part of my story with trifles when what is to come is so remarkable, I spent, from first to last, six years in this country, trading from port to port, backward and forward, and with very good success, and was now the last year with my new partner, going in the ship above mentioned, on a voyage to China, but designing first to go to Siam to buy rice.
Tulliver, her feeble faculties almost paralyzed by this sudden accumulation of troubles, went backward and forward to the gate to see if the Laceham coach were coming, though it was not yet time.
He swung his long arms backward and forwards, cracking his fingers, and talked unintelligibly to himself, hoarse, guttural murmurings without sense or import.
In particular, she proved that if X is forward and backward compact and Y [subset] X both of backward and forward in X, then [[tau].
Four well-trained male runners ran backward and forward at eight different treadmill speeds while researchers measured VO2, as an indicator of metabolic rates and foot-ground contact.
Thirteen 6-s trials of each possible combination of backward and forward cues were presented in a quasi-random order in each session.
For birds in the inconsistent group the relation between backward and forward training was reversed: The previous positive backward cue was converted to a negative forward cue, and the backward negative cue was converted to a positive forward cue.
Both SBR and Parametric Stereo are backward and forward compatible methods to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec.
SBR(TM) (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the "PRO" in mp3PRO and the "Plus" in aacPlus.
As a superset of AAC, High-Efficiency AAC is both backward and forward compatible with existing AAC content and decoders.
Calimetrics' patented ML technology is the only way to increase the capacity and performance of optical media storage, including CD and DVD, up to three fold at minimal incremental cost while ensuring backward and forward compatibility.
The company's HCX5000i, which includes a high-speed Internet solution for hotel properties as well as a variety of application enhancements and a series of new "Intelligent" telephone terminals, also features both backward and forward compatibility with Hitachi's HCX5000 family of communication systems.