Background

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Definition

the background (of a candidate): the history, the credentials, the education, the experience (of a candidate)
noun
I have a background in economics and political science: I studied them at university.

background (noise): distant, accidental (noise)
adjective
-What's that I can hear in the background of your song? -That was when I dropped my guitar.

the background (of a photo): the distant part that's not the foreground, the furthest away part (of a photo)
noun
-What's in the background of the picture? -It's the sea.

Examples

  • "Wow, is that a giraffe I can see in the background?"
  • "Knowing your background in espionage, I thought you might be interested in a $1000 gift voucher at the Spies'R'Us store."
  • "Polly : Is that Philip I hear in the background?"
  • "I know that radio stations sometimes feature on-air personalities with no medical background."
  • "I wait one minute while some country music echoes in the background."
  • "Edward : Ok, I'd probably be a flute, because I'm high-pitched, often in the background, but once you get to know me, I have a lovely melody."
  • "To further acquaint you with my background, I have enclosed my resume."
  • "She has a background in Communications, and she is the head of our marketing department."
  • "She has a background in communications, and she is the head of our marketing department."

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