a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
scenery hung at back of stage
understate the importance or quality of
- He has a strong political background.
- That incessant background music gets on my nerves.
- He has a working-class background.
- Get the fall in the background, will you?
- A background accompaniment, as for a performer.
- She came from a privileged background.