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background
adj. pertaining to a setting, pertaining to a surrounding environment
 
n. setting; environment in which various actions are performed in addition to the main application being operated by a computer (Computers)

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Noun
1. a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background"
(hypernym) inheritance, heritage
2. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
(synonym) ground
(hypernym) view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama
3. information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
(synonym) background knowledge
(hypernym) information
4. 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"
(synonym) background signal
(hypernym) noise, interference, disturbance
(hyponym) background noise, ground noise
5. relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
(hypernym) accompaniment, concomitant, co-occurrence
(derivation) play down, downplay
6. the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting"
(synonym) setting, scope
(hypernym) environment
(hyponym) canvas, canvass
7. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
(synonym) desktop, screen background
(hypernym) screen, CRT screen
(classification) computer science, computing
8. scenery hung at back of stage
(synonym) backdrop, backcloth
(hypernym) scenery, scene

Verb
1. understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
(synonym) play down, downplay
(antonym) foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up
(hypernym) stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
(hyponym) wave off


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Background (der)
nm. background, setting

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background
n. pozadí; kulisovou hudbu; vysvětlující informace; původ


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