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Definition of backround

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1. background [ n ] a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
Examples: "he is a lawyer with a sports background"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Used in print:

(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"

Synonyms play_down downplay background Related Terms foreground foreground stress emphasize play_down wave_off

8. background [ n ] (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

Synonyms desktop screen_background background Related Terms screen computer_science

9. background [ n ] scenery hung at back of stage

Synonyms backdrop backcloth background Related Terms scenery

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