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back·ground

background

 
 
pronunciation:
baek graUnd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a picture or scene that is toward the back or seems to be far away.
The artist painted a castle with mountains in the background.
similar words:
distance, environment, rear, scenery, set
definition 2: all of a person's experience, education, and family history.
His background in law prepared him for his career as a judge.
similar words:
education, experience, history, qualifications, training
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