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background

noun (PICTURE)    /ˈbæk.ɡraʊnd/
B2 [C] the things that can be seen behind the main things or people in a picture: The artist himself did not paint the backgrounds to his pictures - they were done by his pupils. He has photographed her against lots of different backgrounds. They were filmed against a background of dark fir trees. The book's cover has white lettering on a blue background. The little figure that you can just see in the background of the photograph is me.PicturesScenery and viewsAfter and behindBefore, after and already → Compare foreground noun
(Definition of background noun (PICTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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