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English definition of “background”

background

adjective [before noun]     /ˈbæk.ɡraʊnd/
describes something that is done before, and in preparation for, something else : Students are expected to do some background reading before the course starts . The book provides background information on the history of the region .Preparing
(Definition of background adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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