background

i. The area behind and outside the active window, including the desktop and any other application windows or icons. See also foreground. ii. In presentations it is the main colour and design of the slide before text or graphics are added.

Background

The spaces, quiet zones, and area surrounding a printed symbol.

Background

Originated on the subways out of neccessity. Backgrounds were used to make the piece stand out from all the tags and assorted scribbling on a subway car that make the piece hard to discern; the color or design painted behind the piece to make it stand out from the wall or train.
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Background

The term 'Background' can be applied to either natural 'Background Radiation', or anywhere where a measurement of Ionising Radiation is required. In analytical Contamination and Radiation measurements it is usual to subtract the background count from the source counts of interest.
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background

[n] - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured 2. [n] - relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation 3. [n] - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground 4. [n] - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem 5....
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Background

The colours or images used as the background of a Web page.
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Background

Parts of a page or image that do not include text, lines or other information.
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Background

The spaces, quiet zones, and areas surrounding a printed symbol
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Background

The environment against which an indication must be evaluated.
Found on http://www.chemicalglossary.net/definition/240-Background

Background

Areas shown behind the main subject in a picture. The part of the scene the appears behind the principal subject of the picture. The sharpness of the background can be influenced by apertures and shuttle set. In the flash mode, bulb setting usually is set for absorbing more ambience light (background information), so the end result of the exposure ...
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Background

Back'ground` noun [ Back , adjective + ground .] 1. Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground , or the ground in front . 2. (Paint.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures. &#x...
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background

noun a person`s social heritage: previous experience or training; `he is a lawyer with a sports background`
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background

screen background noun (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
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Background

• (n.) Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front. • (n.) A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight. • (n.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures. • (n.) Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background ...
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Background

Whatever devices are used to make a measurement in an experiment, the measurement is a superposition of events from the target and events from all other sources (background). The background therefore sets a lower limit on the detection of small signals. More generally, background is any unwanted signal.
Found on http://www-bdnew.fnal.gov/operations/accgloss/gloss.html

background

Type: Term Pronunciation: bak′grownd Definitions: 1. Instrument response in the absence of a sample.
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Background

This is a term with a broad range of meanings, depending upon the context. In production, it has the same connotation as 'atmosphere', meaning extras who are staged to supply detail in the form of normal human traffic in a scene. In sound, it can mean the same as 'ambience' or it may refer to relative volume.
Found on http://www.filmland.com/glossary/Dictionary.html#A

Background

The area of a painting farthest from the viewer. In a landscape this would include the sky and horizon. In a still life or portrait it could be a wall or room interior.
Found on http://www.watercolorpainting.com/glossary.htm

Background

The environment against which an indication must be evaluated.
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background

the counting rate in the absence of that radiation which the counter tube is intended to measure
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background

the luminance of the television screen when the chrominance signals are zero and the luminance signal is at black level
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background

Features of the universe, external to the part of the universe being studied which may nevertheless be necessary to include in order to define the properties of the part of the universe under consideration. For example, in Newtonian physics space and time are part of the background because they are ...
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Background

(Ger. Hintergrund) In Husserl: The nexus of objects and objective sense explicitly posited along with any object; the objective horizon. The perceptual background is part of the entire background in this broad sense. See Horizon. -- D.C .
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Background

In the content of a scene any aspect of the scene that is behind the foreground or main action. It contributes to the overall structure of the content and is usually arranged with great care to provide continuity and definition
Found on http://www.allmovie.com/glossary/term/background

Background

In computing, background describes a process or program that while it is running the operator can run other processes or programs, type at the keyboard etc.
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