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back·ground

background

 
 
pronunciation:
baek graUnd
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a picture or scene that is towards the back or seems to be furthest away.
The artist painted a castle with mountains in the background.
similar words:
distance, environment, rear, scenery, set, surroundings
definition 2: all of a person's experience, education, and origins.
His background in the law prepared him for his career as a judge.
similar words:
breeding, education, experience, heritage, history, qualifications, root, training, upbringing
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