Meaning of “backdrop” in the English Dictionary

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"backdrop" in British English

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backdropnoun

uk /ˈbæk.drɒp/ us /ˈbæk.drɑːp/

(Definition of “backdrop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backdrop" in American English

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backdropnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbækˌdrɑp/

the things that can be seen behind something:

A backdrop to an event is a situation that already exists and that influences the event:

Today we work against the backdrop of an industry in the midst of change.

(Definition of “backdrop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)