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background

back·ground

background

 
pronunciation:
baek graUnd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part located in the rear, esp. as depicted in a painting, photograph, or scene. (Cf. foreground.)
synonyms:
backdrop, setting
similar words:
distance, environment, mise en scène, rear, scenery, set, surroundings
definition 2: historical or social conditions or events leading up to, or being present during, a given situation or event.
the background of the revolution
synonyms:
circumstances, conditions
similar words:
backdrop, environment, factors, milieu, setting
definition 3: the sum of a person's experience, education, and origins, esp. as they relate to his present character or situation.
similar words:
breeding, credentials, education, experience, heritage, history, qualifications, root, training, upbringing
definition 4: out of notice.
He stayed in the background.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or providing a background.
background informationbackground lighting
similar words:
confirmatory, inconspicuous, indirect, supporting, unobtrusive
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  film, photography