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background
'bæk,graʊnd
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. Scenery hung at back of stage.
  2. The area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.
  3. A person's social heritage: previous experience or training.
  4. Information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem.
  5. The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.
  6. Relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation.
  7. Extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured.
  8. The state of the environment in which a situation exists.
(动) As a verb
  1. Understate the importance or quality of.
Hyphenationback•ground
Part of Speech(名) noun
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后台hòutáibackstage area; behind-the-scenes supporter; (computing) back-end; background
本底běndǐbackground
烘托hōngtuōbackground (of a painting); backdrop; a foil (to set off something to advantage); to offset (something to advantage)
background; bottom; base; end (of the month, year etc); remnants; (math.) radix; base; under; underneath
背景bèijǐngbackground; backdrop; context; (fig.) powerful backer
历史沿革lìshǐ yángéhistorical development; background
质地zhìdìtexture; background (texture); grain; quality; character; disposition
根底gēndǐfoundation; grounding; background; what lies at the bottom of something; root; cause
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