[ UK /bˈækɡɹa‍ʊnd/ ]
[ US /ˈbækˌɡɹaʊnd/ ]
  1. understate the importance or quality of
    he played down his royal ancestry
  1. a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
    he is a lawyer with a sports background
  2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    you can't do that in a university setting
  3. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    he posed her against a background of rolling hills
  4. relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
    when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background
  5. 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
  6. information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
    the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident
  7. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  8. scenery hung at back of stage
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How To Use background In A Sentence

  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • It is mainly accomplished by using text in the same color as the background color of the page.
  • The mass media give little background, and what they do is carefully expurgated.
  • The transitional zones between low backgrounds of W Mo group elements and iron group and chalcophile elements are the favorable enriched zones of uranium deposits.
  • The background music was provided by an accordion player.
  • The students are drawn from very mixed social backgrounds.
  • A dear little announcerette rattled off expert intros to various gymnastic jingles, one of which featured dogs barking in the background.
  • We're on a misty riverbank, with lush, flowering trees and towering storybook castles in the background.
  • A strong academic background, preferably an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • It results in a rich mix of students from various backgrounds with different experiences of education. Times, Sunday Times
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