Backstory meaning

băkstôrē
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The set of background conditions and events leading to a real-life situation.
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A prequel.
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The previous life and experiences of a character in a dramatic work.
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The experiences of a character or the circumstances of an event that occur before the action or narrative of a literary, cinematic, or dramatic work.

At rehearsal, the actors developed backstories for their characters.

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