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1. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] a person's social heritage: previous experience or training.

Synonyms

  • inheritance

Antonyms

  • regularity
  • comprehensibility

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2. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem.

Synonyms

  • background knowledge

Antonyms

  • nonintervention
  • order

3. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.

Synonyms

  • prospect
  • view
  • vista
  • aspect
  • ground
  • panorama

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • antecedent
  • absent
  • free

4. processing

noun. ['ˈprɑːsɛsɪŋ'] preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure.

Synonyms

  • developing
  • refining
  • refinement
  • physical process
  • process
  • blowing
  • purification
  • vulcanization
  • data processing
  • development

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • evolution
  • increment
  • irreversible process

5. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured.

Synonyms

  • ground noise
  • background radiation
  • background signal
  • background noise
  • interference
  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • aspect
  • highlight
  • play up
  • set off

6. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation.

Synonyms

  • co-occurrence
  • attendant
  • accompaniment

Antonyms

  • scene
  • panorama
  • prospect
  • view

7. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] the state of the environment in which a situation exists.

Synonyms

  • setting
  • canvas
  • show window
  • environment
  • canvass
  • scope

Antonyms

  • spotlight
  • screen
  • CRT screen
  • window

8. background

verb. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] understate the importance or quality of.

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • wave off
  • emphasize
  • downplay
  • play down
  • soft-pedal
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground

9. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] scenery hung at back of stage.

Synonyms

  • scene
  • backdrop
  • scenery

Antonyms

  • overstate
  • unbelief
  • esteem
  • respect

10. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.

Synonyms

  • screen background
  • screen
  • CRT screen

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • disconnect
  • unfasten
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