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background

noun [C] (FAMILY EXPERIENCE)    /ˈbæk.ɡraʊnd/
B1 your family and your experience of education, living conditions, money, etc.: The school has pupils from many different ethnic/cultural/religious backgrounds. They come from a privileged/wealthy background. a background in publishingFamily relations in general
(Definition of background noun (FAMILY EXPERIENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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