Found 3 items, similar to Background.
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English → English
n 1: a person's social heritage: previous experience or training;
“he is a lawyer with a sports background”
2: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in
the foreground; “he posed her against a background of
3: information that is essential to understanding a situation
or problem; “the embassy filled him in on the background
of the incident”
[syn: background knowledge
4: extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon
to be observed or measured; “they got a bad connection and
could hardly hear one another over the background signals”
[syn: background signal
5: relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying
situation; “when the rain came he could hear the sound of
thunder in the background”
6: the state of the environment in which a situation exists;
“you can't do that in a university setting”
7: (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user
interfaces against which icons and windows appear [syn: desktop
8: scenery hung at back of stage [syn: backdrop
v : understate the importance or quality of; “he played down his
[syn: play down
] [ant: foreground
English → English
, n. [Back, a. + ground.]
1. Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as
opposed to the foreground
, or the ground in front.
2. (Paint.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a
portrait or group of figures.
Note: The distance in a picture is usually divided into
foreground, middle distance, and background.
3. Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a
background of red hangings.
4. A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.
I fancy there was a background of grinding and
waiting before Miss Torry could produce this highly
finished . . . performance. --Mrs.
A husband somewhere in the background. --Thackeray.
5. The set of conditions within which an action takes place,
including the social and physical conditions as well as
the psychological states of the participants; as, within
the background of the massive budget deficits of the
1980's, new spending programs had little chance of passage
by the congress.
6. The set of conditions that precede and affect an action,
such as the social and historical precedents for the
event, as well as the general background; as, against
the background of their expulsion by the Serbs, the desire
of Kosovars for vengeance is understandable though
7. (Science) The signals that may be detected by a
measurement which are not due to the phenomenon being
studied, and tend to make the measurement uncertain to a
greater or lesser degree. Specifically: (Physics)
Electronic noise present in a system using electronic
measuring instrument or in a telecommunications system,
which may hide and which must be differentiated from the
desired signal; also called background noise or noise
8. (Journalism) An agreement between a journalist and an
interviewee that the name of the interviewee will not be
quoted in any publication, although the substance of the
remarks may be reported; -- often used in the phrase “on
. Compare deep background
To place in the background
, to make of little consequence.
To keep in the background
, to remain unobtrusive,
inconspicuous or out of sight; -- of people.
, (Journalism) the status of an interview
which must not be quoted in a publication, even without
attribution. Compare background
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