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Plural for the physical conditions or features that form the setting against which something is viewed
“His background was in engineering.”
Plural for setting
“… the background of that movie is the World War II era.”
Plural for the part of a picture, scene, or design that forms a setting for the main figures or objects, or appears furthest from the viewer
“The house stands against a background of sheltering trees.”
Plural for a less important or conspicuous position or function
“There were always a couple of them, with a scribe lurking unobtrusively in the background and taking notes in an indecipherable shorthand.”
Plural for a person's education, experience, and social circumstances
“Yet he struggled with contempt for his social background and deficient education.”
Plural for the circumstances or situation prevailing at a particular time or underlying a particular event
“But the background information about Yao Ming's upbringing is fascinating.”
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