Associations to the word «Background»


BACKGROUND, adjective. Less important in a scenery.
BACKGROUND, noun. One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
BACKGROUND, noun. A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
BACKGROUND, noun. Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
BACKGROUND, noun. A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).
BACKGROUND, noun. (computing) The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
BACKGROUND, noun. (computing) Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.
BACKGROUND, verb. To put in a position that is not prominent
BACKGROUND FODDER, noun. A medium used (mostly) for the purpose of boosting the enjoyment of another medium.
BACKGROUND MUSIC, noun. Any music played in a public space whose main function is to create an atmosphere suitable to a specific occasion, rather than to be listened to.
BACKGROUND MUSIC, noun. Any music in a film, video game, or other medium that establishes mood and is not meant to have the audience's focus.
BACKGROUND PROCESS, noun. (computing) (Unix) A process that is not currently able to receive input from its controlling terminal.
BACKGROUND PROCESSES, noun. Plural of background process
BACKGROUND PROCESSING, noun. (computing) The execution of a subsidiary operation by a computer while the user works with another application.
BACKGROUND RADIATION, noun. Ionizing radiation that is naturally present in the environment.
BACKGROUND RADIATIONS, noun. Plural of background radiation

Dictionary definition

BACKGROUND, noun. A person's social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background".
BACKGROUND, noun. The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills".
BACKGROUND, noun. Information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident".
BACKGROUND, noun. 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".
BACKGROUND, noun. Relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background".
BACKGROUND, noun. The state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting".
BACKGROUND, noun. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.
BACKGROUND, noun. Scenery hung at back of stage.
BACKGROUND, verb. Understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King