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background meaning

EN[ˈbæk.ɡɹaʊnd]
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WBackground
  • Background may refer to:
  • Background (journalism)
  • Computer wallpaper
  • Cultural heritage
  • Ethnic background
  • Field (heraldry), background of a shield
  • Natural heritage
  • Operational definition, distinction between an object from its background of observation; identifying what is and is not part of it
  • Provenance
  • Performing arts and stagecraft:
  • Background actor
  • Background artist
  • Background light
  • Background music
  • Background story
  • Background vocals
  • Science and engineering:
  • Background extinction rate
  • Background independence, a condition in theoretical physics

    Definition of background in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbackgroundsPREback-
    1. One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
      1. The lawyer had a background in computer science. ‎
    2. A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
      1. Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close [ …] above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them. Many insects probably use this strategy, which is a close analogy to crypsis in the visible world — camouflage and other methods for blending into one’s visual background.
    3. Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
      1. A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).
        1. There was tons of noise in the background. ‎
        2. The photographer let us pick a background for the portrait. ‎
      2. (computing) The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
        1. (computing) Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.
          1. The antivirus program is running in the background. ‎
      3. VerbSGbackgroundsPRbackgroundingPT, PPbackgrounded
        1. To put in a position that is not prominent.
        2. AdjectiveCOMfurther backgroundSUPfurthest background
          1. Less important in a scenery.
            1. background noise. ‎
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In the case of Rho Oph 9, we were unable to reliably disentangle the coreshine emission from background variations and the strong local PAH emission.
            • The steady tick of the clock provided a comforting background for the conversation.
            • Cancer is a complex multigenetic disease, and different genetic backgrounds may contribute to the discrepancy.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Background subtracted data was normalized to the average intensity of the 3 prebleached images [ …]
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • I'm trouble now. They published what I gave them on background.
            • Max is an expressive huge-eyed black ball of kinetic kittenness who pops against each page’s bright, differently colored background.
            • Though they have a belter (Ms. Vitha) and a blues singer (Ms. Wolfe), the vampiness of their delivery suggested more theater than church in their backgrounds.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en backgrounds
              2. en backgrounded
              3. en backgrounder
              4. en backgrounders
              5. en backgrounding
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Grammatically, this word "background" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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