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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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