Definition of backround
1. background [ n ] a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
Examples: "he is a lawyer with a sports background"
(The New York Times,...)
The 53 - year old Shea , a prominent corporation lawyer with a sports background , is generally recognized as the man most responsible_for the imminent return of a National_League club to New_York .
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
They have widely varying backgrounds and aims .Synonyms background Related Terms inheritance
2. background [ n ] the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
Examples: "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
The actual surface becomes both ground and background , and it turns_out - suddenly and paradoxically - that the only place left for a three-dimensional illusion is in_front of , upon , the surface .Synonyms background ground Related Terms view
3. background [ n ] information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
Examples: "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
As the background discussion indicated there were frequently expressed doubts that a government dominated_by either party could fairly administer elections .Synonyms background background_knowledge Related Terms information
4. background [ n ] extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
Examples: "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
Background spectra were obtained in all cases .
Corrections were applied for modulation broadening , apparatus background , and field shift .Synonyms background background_signal Related Terms noise background_radiation background_noise
5. background [ n ] relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
Examples: : "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
In these readings , the double_bass is either kept discreetly in the background , or it is dressed in clown 's attire - the musical equivalent of a bull_in_a_china_shop .
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The monk Savonarola , brought over from the Renaissance and placed against the background of Munich at the turn_of_the_century , protests against the luxurious works displayed in the art shop of M._Bluthenzweig ; in particular against a Madonna portrayed in a voluptuous style and modeled , according_to gossip , upon the painter 's mistress .Synonyms background Related Terms accompaniment
6. background [ n ] the state of the environment in which a situation exists
Examples: "you can't do that in a university setting"
(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
Some of the earlier episodes have touches of the supernatural , as suited to the legendary background .Synonyms setting background scope Related Terms environment showcase canvas
7. background [ v ] understate the importance or quality of
Examples: "he played down his royal ancestry"
8. background [ n ] (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appearSynonyms desktop screen_background background Related Terms screen computer_science
9. background [ n ] scenery hung at back of stageSynonyms backdrop backcloth background Related Terms scenery