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Noun
Plural for the part of a picture, scene, or design that forms a setting for the main figures or objects
“The old mansion stands against a background of hills, forests and patches of fog on the outskirts of the small town.”
Noun
Plural for a person's social circumstances
“Her working-class background had infused in her a sense of perseverance and resilience.”
Noun
Plural for a person's education and experience
“His background is in the field of graphic design.”
Noun
Plural for the circumstances or situation prevailing at a particular time or underlying a particular event
“A background of discontent has facilitated the rise of the militant movement.”
Noun
Plural for the furthest visible point from where one is located
“Rolling hills could be seen in the background as we drove by.”
Noun
Plural for a less conspicuous position
“A scribe lurked unobtrusively in the background, taking notes in an indecipherable shorthand.”
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