Another word for background

Noun

background, scope, setting - the state of the environment in which a situation exists

Example:- you can't do that in a university setting

background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

Example:- he posed her against a background of rolling hills

backcloth, backdrop, background - scenery hung at back of stage

background - relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

Example:- when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background

background, background knowledge - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem

Example:- the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident

background, background signal - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured

Example:- they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals

background - a person's social heritage: previous experience or training

Example:- he is a lawyer with a sports background

background, desktop, screen background - (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

Verb

background, downplay, play down - understate the importance or quality of

Example:- he played down his royal ancestry

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Source : WordNet