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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. 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. microwave

noun. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data.

Synonyms

  • electromagnetic spectrum
  • nonparticulate radiation
  • electromagnetic wave

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. microwave

noun. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food.

Synonyms

  • kitchen appliance

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. microwave

verb. ['ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv'] cook or heat in a microwave oven.

Synonyms

  • nuke
  • micro-cook
  • zap

Etymology

  • micro- (English)
  • μικρός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • wave (English)
  • waven (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. cosmic

adjective. ['ˈkɑːzmɪk'] inconceivably extended in space or time.

Synonyms

  • large

Antonyms

  • little
  • stingy
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