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transitive verb backlit or backlighted, backlighting
to light, or illuminate, from the rear or from the side away from the camera or the viewer
light or illumination from behind the person or thing being viewed
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A type of spotlight, used in photography, that illuminates a subject from behind. transitive verb back·light·ed
To light from behind: The photographer backlit the subject for a dramatic effect.
backlight - Computer Definition
With regard to electronic devices, a backlight is the light source for an LCD screen. The light typically comes from a fluorescent lamp or LED. See LCD, LED TV and CCFL.
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