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backdrop

noun [U]  /ˈbækˌdrɑp/ us  
the things that can be seen behind something: An impressive rocky coastline with a backdrop of green hills continues southward. 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.
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