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background (n):
scenery hung at back of stage
background (n):
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
background (n):
a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
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he is a lawyer with a sports background
background (n):
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
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the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident
background (n):
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
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he posed her against a background of rolling hills
background (n):
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
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when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background
background (n):
extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
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they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals
background (n):
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
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you can't do that in a university setting
Related Word: scope
background (v):
understate the importance or quality of
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he played down his royal ancestry
Related Words: play down
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