HyperDic: background

English > 9 senses of the word background:
NOUNattributebackgrounda person's social heritage
cognitionbackground, groundthe part of a scene (or picture / picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
cognitionbackground, background knowledgeinformation that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
eventbackground, background signalextraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
eventbackgroundrelatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
statebackground, setting, scopethe state of the environment in which a situation exists
artifactbackground, desktop, screen background(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
artifactbackground, backdrop, backclothscenery hung at back of stage
VERBchangebackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
background > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kgraw.nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > background: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA person's social heritage: previous experience or training.
Example"he is a lawyer with a sports background"
Broaderinheritance, heritageAny attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
English > background: 9 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe part of a scene (or picture / picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.
Example"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
Synonymground
Broaderview, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramaThe visual percept of a region
Spanishfondo, segundo plano
Catalanfons, segon pla
English > background: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningInformation that is essential to understanding a situation or problem.
Example"the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
Synonymbackground knowledge
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
Nounsbackgroundera press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
English > background: 9 senses > noun 4, event
Meaningextraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured.
Example"they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
Synonymbackground signal
Narrowerbackground noise, ground noiseextraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal
background radiationRadiation coming from sources other than those being observed
Broadernoise, interference, disturbanceelectrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
Spanishseñal de fondo
English > background: 9 senses > noun 5, event
Meaningrelatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation.
Example"when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
Broaderaccompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrenceAn event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
Spanishfondo
Verbsbackgroundunderstate the importance or quality of
English > background: 9 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningThe state of the environment in which a situation exists.
Synonymssetting, scope
Narrowercanvas, canvassThe setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
showcase, show windowA setting in which something can be displayed to best effect
BroaderenvironmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
Spanishámbito, campo, esfera, marco
Catalanàmbit, camp, esfera, marc
English > background: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaning(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.
Synonymsdesktop, screen background
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broaderscreen, CRT screenThe display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
Spanishescritorio, fondo de escritorio, fondo de pantalla
Catalanfons de pantalla
English > background: 9 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningscenery hung at back of stage.
Synonymsbackdrop, backcloth
Broaderscenery, sceneThe painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
Spanishtelón de fondo
Catalanescenari, rerefons, teló de fons
English > background: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningunderstate the importance or quality of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsplay down, downplay
Narrowersoft-pedalplay down or obscure / obscure
wave offdismiss as insignificant
Broaderstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
Oppositeforeground, highlight, spotlight, play upMove into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
Spanishacomodar, mimetizar, minimizar
Catalanacomodar, mimetitzar
Nounsbackgroundrelatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

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