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backgrounds, plural;
  1. The area or scenery behind the main object of contemplation, esp. when perceived as a framework for it
    • - the house stands against a background of sheltering trees
  2. The part of a picture or design that serves as a setting to the main figures or objects, or that appears furthest from the viewer
    • - the background shows a landscape of domes and minarets
    • - the word is written in white on a red background
  3. A position or function that is not prominent or conspicuous
    • - after that evening, Athens remained in the background
  4. The general scene, surroundings, or circumstances
    • - the black cab blends beautifully into the city background
    • - the events occurred against a background of continuing civil war
  5. The circumstances, facts, or events that influence, cause, or explain something
    • - the political and economic background
    • - background information
  6. A person's education, experience, and social circumstances
    • - she has a background in nursing
    • - a mix of students from many different backgrounds
  7. A persistent level of some phenomenon or process, against which particular events or measurements are distinguished, in particular

  8. Low-intensity radiation from radioisotopes present in the natural environment

  9. Unwanted signals, such as noise in the reception or recording of sound

  10. Used to describe tasks or processes running on a computer that do not need input from the user
    • - programs can be left running in the background
    • - background processing

  1. a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background"
  2. understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
  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. information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
  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. relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
  7. Background was the first LP released by Lifetime. It was recorded in 1992 and was originally released on January 1st, 1993 as New Age Records #15. The CD version was re-issued on July 1st, 1997 with 9 live bonus tracks. ...
  8. Prior art (also known as state of the art, which also has other meanings, or background art), in most systems of patent law, constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality. ...
  9. In astronomy, background commonly refers to the incoming light from an apparently empty part of the night sky.
  10. A background process is a computer process that runs with a relatively low priority, requires little or no input, and generates a minimum of output.
  11. Background is a 1973 short documentary film directed by Carmen D'Avino. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
  12. In journalism, a source is a person, publication, or other record or document that gives information. Outside journalism, sources are sometimes known as "news sources". ...
  13. One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously; 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. ...
  14. (backgrounds) (BGs) Sound effects that sonically define the time and place of a location. Also called ambience, atmos or atmospheres. Backgrounds give a sense of lush sonic effects and placements. More specifically, they usually use pan controls, reverbs, delays, and other positioning tools. ...
  15. (BACKGROUNDS) Boy, is this a can of worms. We will try to cover the major types of Backgrounds you are likely to encounter, and what they mean.
  16. (Backgrounds) Images which are in the background of a Web page. It’s placed behind other information such as text, images, tables, etc.
  17. (Backgrounds) Normally part of a theme, can be solid colors or patterns and sometimes your own photo.
  18. (Backgrounds) Using background screens or shapes, or even a specially designed watermark, can give your materials an extra bit of flair. You can also develop a special background that will make your materials stand out.
  19. Backgrounds are used in presentations to create a more interesting eye-pleasing look.   Backgrounds may include gradients, patterns, pictures, solid colors, or textures. Gradients, patterns, pictures, and textures could be tiled, or repeated, to fill the page.
  20. – Backgrounds are basically the scenery for an animation. They may appear behind and/or in front of the action.
  21. Generally applies to anything used behind the main image(s).
  22. That portion of a photograph or line art drawing that appears furthest from the eye; the surface upon which the main image is superimposed.
  23. This is a term with a broad range of meanings, depending upon the context. In production, it has the same connotation as 'atmosphere', meaning extras who are staged to supply detail in the form of normal human traffic in a scene. ...
  24. This entry usually highlights major historic events and current issues and may include a statement about one or two key future trends.
  25. Originated on the subways out of neccessity. Backgrounds were used to make the piece stand out from all the tags and assorted scribbling on a subway car that make the piece hard to discern; the color or design painted behind the piece to make it stand out from the wall or train.