Synonyms
Antonyms

1. background

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

Synonyms

  • inheritance

Antonyms

  • regularity
  • comprehensibility

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Words that Rhyme with Background Radiation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word background-radiation


1. Noun Phrase
The counter will click or flash about 10 to 20 times per minute as it detects background radiation.

2. Noun Phrase
If this is higher than the level of the background radiation, the material is radioactive.

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. 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

5. background

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

Synonyms

  • co-occurrence
  • attendant
  • accompaniment

Antonyms

  • scene
  • panorama
  • prospect
  • view

6. 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

7. radiation

noun. ['ˌreɪdiːˈeɪʃən'] energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles.

Synonyms

  • ionizing radiation
  • solar radiation
  • energy
  • electromagnetic radiation
  • nonparticulate radiation
  • electromagnetic wave
  • cosmic radiation

Antonyms

  • defense
  • centralization
  • gather
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • radiatio (Latin)

8. radiation

noun. ['ˌreɪdiːˈeɪʃən'] the act of spreading outward from a central source.

Synonyms

  • emanation
  • emission

Antonyms

  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • peristalsis

Etymology

  • radiatio (Latin)

9. radiation

noun. ['ˌreɪdiːˈeɪʃən'] the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats.

Synonyms

  • natural action
  • natural process
  • activity
  • action
  • spreading
  • spread

Antonyms

  • inaction
  • passive
  • active
  • stabilisation

Etymology

  • radiatio (Latin)

10. radiation

noun. ['ˌreɪdiːˈeɪʃən'] (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance.

Synonyms

  • radiotherapy
  • therapy
  • radiation therapy
  • phototherapy
  • Curietherapy
  • irradiation
  • actinotherapy
  • radium therapy

Antonyms

  • activation
  • sink
  • source
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • radiatio (Latin)
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