Definition of background

Definition of background
  1. background Noun One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
  2. background Noun A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
  3. background Noun Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
  4. background Noun A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground.)
  5. background Noun The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are show (e.g. icons or application windows).
  6. background Noun Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user
  7. background Verb To put in a position that is not prominent
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