background meaning

  • Background may refer to:
  • Background (journalism)
  • Computer wallpaper
  • Cultural heritage
  • Ethnic background
  • Field (heraldry), background of a shield
  • Natural heritage
  • Operational definition,
  • Provenance
  • Performing arts and stagecraft:
  • 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
            • And on 1986's Life Young made similar pronouncements set against a background of surrealistic global superpolitics on songs like "Long Walk Home."
            • 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 specimens were immersed in perfluoropolyether to ensure a proton-free and susceptibility matched background and oriented with the femoral shafts approximately along B 0 .
          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.
            • 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.
            • Max is an expressive huge-eyed black ball of kinetic kittenness who pops against each page’s bright, differently colored background.

        Meaning of background for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "background" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
              Difficultness: Level 2
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 9
              Definite    ➨     Versatile
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