Synonyms for background
This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word background.
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote
a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
"he is a lawyer with a sports background"
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
screen background, setting, ground, priming coat, primer, background signal, soil, undercoat, basis, solid ground, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, priming, backcloth, background knowledge, scope, reason, flat coat, backdrop, desktop, earth, terra firma
background, background knowledgenoun
information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
"the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
background, background signalnoun
extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
"they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
"when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
setting, background, scopenoun
the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"
place setting, screen background, scene, compass, ground, telescope, background signal, circumstance, reach, cathode-ray oscilloscope, ambit, setting, range, mise en scene, oscilloscope, backcloth, background knowledge, scope, mount, orbit, backdrop, desktop, context, stage setting
background, desktop, screen backgroundnoun
(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
backdrop, background, backclothverb
scenery hung at back of stage
background, play down, downplayverb
understate the importance or quality of
"he played down his royal ancestry"
List of paraphrases for "background":
context, backdrop, backgrounds, historic, substantive, fund, historical, history, basic, ambient, origin, reminder, merits, reference, basis, general, contextual, bottom, base, historique, recall, information, record, environment, origins, substance, core, light, framework
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I am not sure one is capable of reflecting absurdity without having a strong sense of meaning. Absurdity makes sense only against a meaningful background. It is the deeper meaning that is shedding light on the absurdity. There must be a vanish point, a metaphysical horizon if you will where absurdity and meaning merge.”
Not a sales background, not a financial background. A product background. That is essential to kind of setting the company up for the next stage of growth.
[The NRA] is absolutely pulling one over on their members, the NRA was for background checks a decade ago, and they changed their position, despite the fact that their members support background checks.
Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol... If you think of Om only as a sound, a technique or a symbol of the Divine, you will miss it altogether. ….. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.
This particular operation, it's not going to change the background. The background is: we need a plan in Syria. encyclopedia.
Translations for background
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- заден план, фонBulgarian
- fons, antecedents, bagatgeCatalan, Valencian
- Schreibtischhintergrund, HintergrundGerman
- segundo plano, fondo, antecedente, formaciónSpanish
- پسزمینه, پس زمینهPersian
- tausta, taustakuva, taustatieto, historia, taustaväriFinnish
- historique, arrière-plan, tâche de fond, en arrière-plan, fond, fond d'écran, passé, milieu, antécédents, histoireFrench
- cùl-fhiosrachadhScottish Gaelic
- խորք, նախագիտելիքArmenian
- antefatto, secondo piano, storia, bagaglio culturale, istruzione, sfondo, sottofondo, retaggio, legato, formazione, in sordinaItalian
- 背景, バックグラウンドJapanese
- 예비지식, 배경, 백그라운드, 바탕색Korean
- drugi plan, doświadczenie, tapeta, kontekst, dalszy plan, tłoPolish
- instrução, experiência, histórico, segundo plano, antecedente, plano de fundo, formação, fundoPortuguese
- образование, предпосылка, происхождение, задний план, подготовка, подоплёка, предыстория, контекст, бэкграунд, фон, фоновый режимRussian
- pretpovijest, kontekstSerbo-Croatian
- skrivbordsbakgrund, bakgrund, bakgrundsbildSwedish
- پس منظر کےUrdu
- cơ sở, bối cảnh, hình nền, nềnVietnamese
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