Background meaning

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(1) The image on screen at all times. See wallpaper.
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The ground or scenery located behind something.
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Surroundings, esp. those behind something and providing harmony or contrast; surface against which something is seen.
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One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.

The lawyer had a background in computer science.

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The definition of background is what is behind someone or something.

In a photo of a person standing in front of a tree, the tree is an example of background.

The job experience a person has had up until now is an example of their work background.

Lyrics heard in a song not sung by the main singer are an example of background vocals.

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A less important or unobtrusive place or position.

To stay in the background.

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Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
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A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).

There was tons of noise in the background.

The photographer let us pick a background for the portrait.

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(computing) The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
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(computing) Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.

The antivirus program is running in the background.

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The part of a scene or picture that is or seems to be toward the back.
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The whole of one's study, training, and experience.

The right background for the job.

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Any of various unwanted, interfering effects produced or registered by apparatus of various kinds, as static in radio or radiation due to cosmic rays.
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To provide a background for.
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A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
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The circumstances and events surrounding or leading up to an event or occurrence.
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Subdued music played especially as an accompaniment to dialogue in a dramatic performance.
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Music (in full background music) or sound effects used as a subordinated accompaniment to dialogue or action, as in movies.
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To put in a position that is not prominent.
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on background
  • For publication but without specific attribution of the source:
    The senator would only speak on background with the reporter about the crisis.
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on deep background
  • For publication without any attribution of the source.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on deep background