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Background

Meanings and phrases

background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
  2. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; ground
  3. information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; background knowledge
  4. extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; background signal
  5. relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
  6. the state of the environment in which a situation exists; setting; scope
  7. scenery hung at back of stage; backdrop; backcloth
  8. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear; desktop; screen background

background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. understate the importance or quality of; play down; downplay

background knowledge

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; background

background level

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the amplitude level of the undesired background noise; noise level

background noise

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. extraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal; ground noise
E.g.
  • These protect the occupant's hearing and reduce background noise in the transmitted audio.
  • But this technique is limited by high background noise and low signal due to multiple scattering.
  • The film features several constant industrial sounds, providing low-level background noise in every scene.

background processing

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n.
  1. the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system; backgrounding

background radiation

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n.
  1. radiation coming from sources other than those being observed
E.g.
  • The CMB is faint cosmic background radiation filling all space.
  • This is far less than the 2.7 K temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
  • This includes both offsite "natural background radiation" and any medical radiation doses.

background signal

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n.
  1. extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; background

cosmic background radiation

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n.
  1. (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin; CBR; cosmic microwave background radiation; CMBR; cosmic microwave background; CMB

cosmic microwave background

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n.
  1. (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin; cosmic background radiation; CBR; cosmic microwave background radiation; CMBR; CMB
E.g.
  • For example, consider the cosmic microwave background.
  • The cosmic microwave background is polarized at the level of a few microkelvin.
  • Other ground and balloon based cosmic microwave background experiments are ongoing.
n.
  1. (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin; cosmic background radiation; CBR; CMBR; cosmic microwave background; CMB

screen background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear; background; desktop

background music

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The game contained background music but no sound.
  • It contained background music but no sound effects.
  • During production, the background music also changed.

background vocals

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E.g.
  • The song features background vocals by Pete Seeger.
  • Braxton provided both lead and background vocals.
  • Tim McGraw sings background vocals throughout.

background score

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E.g.
  • He praised the cinematography and background score.
  • The background score is composed by Sanjoy Chowdhury.
  • Harris began work on the background score of the film.

white background

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E.g.
  • 2" and contained the chrysanthemum crest on a white background.
  • They are either colored on a white background or the other way around.
  • It featured a white background with two stylised curved "E"s facing each other.

blue background

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E.g.
  • The signs for 'motortrafikvej' have white text on blue background.
  • The format consists of the white organization emblem on a blue background.
  • The blue background resembles the sky and symbolises truth and the intellect.

background checks

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Clubs also tend to perform background checks on the player.
  • He also voted to support expanded background checks that same year.
  • They also noted a lack of background checks, guards, and metal detectors.

black background

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E.g.
  • The stand-up sequences were shot against a black background.
  • Writing in white on a black background.
  • The beret emblem is worn on a black background with a green border.

background information

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E.g.
  • No other background information is given.
  • The video opens with background information about the music video.
  • Little background information has survived regarding the Wilson family.

family background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Her political affiliation does not reflect family background.
  • There is no information available about Reinward's family background.
  • Also, family background influences cultural knowledge and perceptions.

red background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Route signs were changed to the number 70 with a red background.
  • The logo consists of the letters SIS in white on a red background.
  • In the badge are shown the antic ruins of the city in a red background.

background check

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E.g.
  • This involves passing a police background check and a health check.
  • Initiative 594, which expanded state background check laws to all gun purchases.
  • However, most programs do not require a criminal background check in order to participate.

against the background

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E.g.
  • He often frames characters against the background using a canted angle shot.
  • A halo may be placed around the label to contrast it against the background.
  • This opinion of Colban was also to be understood against the background of the Cold War.

historical background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Puttamanna has a historical background as well.
  • The village has a long historical background.
  • Tuvvur has a historical background.

green background

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E.g.
  • Course records with green background.
  • They are commonly identified with a white cross on a green background.
  • The race is arranged on two distances: Course records with green background.

ethnic background

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E.g.
  • Parties are usually based on ethnic background.
  • Obey is of an Egba–Yoruba ethnic background.

yellow background

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E.g.
  • Class winners are denoted with a yellow background.
  • A yellow background indicates the most recent match.

background population

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E.g.
  • "Biyo" is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population when applying the hierarchical clustering method to its proper orbital elements.
  • "Sarema" is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population when applying the hierarchical clustering method to its proper orbital elements.
  • (16882) 1998 BO13 , provisional designation , is a dark Zhongguo asteroid from the background population in the outermost region of the asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.

microwave background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • For example, consider the cosmic microwave background.
  • The cosmic microwave background is polarized at the level of a few microkelvin.
  • Other ground and balloon based cosmic microwave background experiments are ongoing.

cultural background

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E.g.
  • The shared cultural background facilitated mutual trust.
  • It is also helpful to rebuild past societies’ cultural background.
  • The houses were built according to people's ability to pay, tastes, and cultural background.

background indicates

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E.g.
  • A yellow background indicates the most recent match.
  • A red background indicates that the railroad owned a part or full share of the terminal.
  • Each sound change may be shared by a number of languages; a grey background indicates no change.

against a background

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E.g.
  • Another prop was dropped against a background of the show's theme music.
  • The MCC tour took place against a background of social disturbance in Australia.
  • The news item is read against a background sound of continuous clock ticks every second.

background shaded

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E.g.
  • Gains for a party are displayed with the cell's background shaded in that party's colour.

criminal background

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E.g.
  • He also supports criminal background checks for gun purchases, and an assault rifle ban.
  • However, most programs do not require a criminal background check in order to participate.
  • Immigrants would have to pass a criminal background check and learn English to obtain the permit.

educational background

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E.g.
  • Strumilin's educational background was in statistics.
  • Students vary widely by age, educational background, work experience.
  • Mr "Diatta" was born in 1985 and has an educational background from UCAD.

background color

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E.g.
  • However, the background color of outer space is black.
  • The background color is black with a velvety appearance.
  • The mantle has a grey-blue background color; the margin is covered with many small tubercles.

dark background

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E.g.
  • Numerous pale spots are uniformly distributed over a dark background.
  • It begins with a set of swirling bright red lights on a dark background.
  • Silk has illuminating effect, while wood panels create a dark background.

military background

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E.g.
  • Many were independently wealthy and many had a military background.
  • Delvecchio lacked a military background, and was somewhat sensitive about the fact.
  • His military background and princeling status helped his businesses expand to great sizes.

religious background

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E.g.
  • His family had a strong religious background.
  • Horton was also heavily influenced by his religious background.
  • Among the colleges of CUHK, Chung Chi is the only one with a religious background.

background asteroid

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E.g.
  • "La Paz" is a background asteroid as it does not belong to any known asteroid family.
  • Asteroid 95008 Ivanobertini (), a background asteroid in the asteroid belt, was named in his honor.
  • 13241 Biyo 13241 Biyo, provisional designation , is a background asteroid from the Flora region of the inner asteroid belt, approximately in diameter.

musical background

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E.g.
  • She draws upon a diverse musical background.
  • He came from a musical background.
  • Van Dijk's musical background began on the piano at the age of six.

background vocalist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He plays keyboards and is a background vocalist.
  • In 1997, she was a background vocalist for Patti LaBelle.
  • is a duet with background vocalist "Yuri".

academic background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Stonor Saunders' other works reflect her academic background as a medievalist.
  • Valley Springs, with its academic background, was selected, and it became Valley Springs Training School.
  • commonly has a scientific or academic background, yet they may or may not be practicing scientists or academics.

political background

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E.g.
  • She is from a family with a political background.
  • The build-up to the match was followed by a political background, mainly in USSR.
  • The civilian ministers were also an unimpressive group without political background.

social background

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E.g.
  • By nationality is Montenegrin , peasant social background.
  • She appeared in radio programs with popular singer Alf Prøysen, who came from a such social background.
  • Despite his social background in the petite bourgeoisie, he became a member of left-wing political groups.
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