Definitions for backlightˈbækˌlaɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
back•lightˈbækˌlaɪt(n.; v.)-light•ed; -lit, -light•ing.
(n.)a light source placed behind an object, person, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
(v.t.)to illuminate (something) from behind:
a backlit screen on a computer.
Origin of backlight:
A spotlight that illuminates a photographic subject from behind.
A light attached to an LCD display.
The rear window of a motor car.
To illuminate something from behind.
Origin: From back + light