a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
"he is a lawyer with a sports background"
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
background, background knowledgenoun
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
"the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
background, background signalnoun
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"
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
"when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
setting, background, scopenoun
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
background, desktop, screen backgroundnoun
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
backdrop, background, backclothverb
scenery hung at back of stage
background, play down, downplayverb
understate the importance or quality of
"he played down his royal ancestry"
One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
The lawyer had a background in computer science.
A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground.)
The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are show (e.g. icons or application windows).
Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user
The antivirus program is running in the background.
To put in a position that is not prominent
ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front
the space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures
anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings
a place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] To do a task in background is to do it whenever foreground matters are not claiming your undivided attention, and to background something means to relegate it to a lower priority. “For now, we'll just print a list of nodes and links; I'm working on the graph-printing problem in background.” Note that this implies ongoing activity but at a reduced level or in spare time, in contrast to mainstream ‘back burner’ (which connotes benign neglect until some future resumption of activity). Some people prefer to use the term for processing that they have queued up for their unconscious minds (a tack that one can often fruitfully take upon encountering an obstacle in creative work). Compare amp off, slopsucker.Technically, a task running in background is detached from the terminal where it was started (and often running at a lower priority); oppose foreground. Nowadays this term is primarily associated with Unix, but it appears to have been first used in this sense on OS/360.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'background' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1709
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'background' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1685
Rank popularity for the word 'background' in Nouns Frequency: #678
The numerical value of background in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of background in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I don't like the millionaire because he's just wishy washy. He wants either to be governor or he wants to be this or wants to be that. He doesn't know what he wants. He just wants something. his strengths are in his background, his ability to problem solve.
Very few of the existing state-specific firearms laws are associated with reduced mortality, and this evidence underscores the importance of focusing on relevant and effective firearms legislation, implementing universal background checks for the purchase of firearms or ammunition, and firearm identification nationally could substantially reduce mortality in the U.S.
I think that what we need is a national movement, we're going to go at this from the top down, namely go back to the Congress, go back to try and put together a sensible, bipartisan position that was supported before in the Senate to get to universal background checks.
Burqueños (Albuquerque residents) of every faith, ethnicity, and background have come together where the federal government has failed.
Michelle Mousa said. So if this happens before then, that is really terrifying. As of Thursday, the Department of State said 13,000 Americans were still stranded abroad. The Department said' We are continuing our efforts to bring Americans back home, we are continuing these efforts around the clock.' Ismail Mousa implored Israeli and Palestinian authorities to make an exception and let Ismail Mousa get back to Ismail Mousa home in Delaware, where Ismail Mousa and Ismail Mousa wife also have a 7-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. Its an emergency. You know all my history, you know all my background checks and everything.
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- заден план, фонBulgarian
- fons, antecedents, bagatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Schreibtischhintergrund, HintergrundGerman
- segundo plano, fondo, antecedente, formaciónSpanish
- پسزمینه, پس زمینهPersian
- tausta, taustakuva, taustatieto, historia, taustaväriFinnish
- historique, arrière-plan, tâche de fond, en arrière-plan, fond, fond d'écran, passé, milieu, antécédents, histoireFrench
- cùl-fhiosrachadhScottish Gaelic
- խորք, նախագիտելիքArmenian
- antefatto, secondo piano, storia, bagaglio culturale, istruzione, sfondo, sottofondo, retaggio, legato, formazione, in sordinaItalian
- 背景, バックグラウンドJapanese
- 예비지식, 배경, 백그라운드, 바탕색Korean
- drugi plan, doświadczenie, tapeta, kontekst, dalszy plan, tłoPolish
- instrução, experiência, histórico, segundo plano, antecedente, plano de fundo, formação, fundoPortuguese
- образование, предпосылка, происхождение, задний план, подготовка, подоплёка, предыстория, контекст, бэкграунд, фон, фоновый режимRussian
- pretpovijest, kontekstSerbo-Croatian
- skrivbordsbakgrund, bakgrund, bakgrundsbildSwedish
- پس منظر کےUrdu
- cơ sở, bối cảnh, hình nền, nềnVietnamese
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