Background

Adjective

  • Less important in a scenery.

    "background noise."

Noun

  • (computing) The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
  • A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
  • A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).

    "The photographer let us pick a background for the portrait."

  • One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.

    "The lawyer had a background in computer science."

  • A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).

    "There was tons of noise in the background."

  • (computing) Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.

    "The antivirus program is running in the background."

  • Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.

Verb

  • To put in a position that is not prominent

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