Backgrounds Meaning

There are 9 meaning(s) for word Backgrounds

Meaning 1 : understate the importance or quality of

    Synonyms : downplay,  play down
Meaning 2 : the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

    Example : he posed her against a background of rolling hills

    Synonyms : ground
Meaning 3 : scenery hung at back of stage

    Synonyms : backcloth,  backdrop
Meaning 4 : (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

    Synonyms : desktop,  screen background
Meaning 5 : the state of the environment in which a situation exists

    Synonyms : scope,  setting
Meaning 6 : information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem

    Example : the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident

    Synonyms : background knowledge
Meaning 7 : extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured

    Example : they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals

    Synonyms : background signal
Meaning 8 : a person's social heritage: previous experience or training

    Example : he is a lawyer with a sports background

Meaning 9 : relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

    Example : when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background

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