Which definition of Background do you mean?

  • Backdrop n scenery hung at back of stage
  • Background n a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
  • Background n the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
  • Background n information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
  • Background n extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
  • Background n relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
  • Background n (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  • Background v understate the importance or quality of
  • Setting n the state of the environment in which a situation exists