Definition of BACKGROUND


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills" ;

  • 3. (

    ) information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident" ;

  • 4. (

    ) extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals" ;

  • 5. (

    ) relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

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