›[C]HRthe type of experience, training, education, etc. that a person has: We have applicants from many different types of background.As well as a sound background in economics and statistics, the candidate must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.educational/professional backgroundeconomics/science, etc. backgroundApplicants must have a strong engineering background.
›[S or U]the set of conditions that existed before a particular event, or information about them which helps to explain the event: So Deborah, why don't you give us a little background on the situation?
›[U]ITa computer feature that allows processes to continue without interrupting the user: Keep your firewall and antivirus programs running in the background.