background

01. We always do a security check on an applicant's [background] before hiring anyone.
02. Sometimes I wonder if he has some kind of secret in his [background] because he never wants to talk about his life growing up.
03. He is working as an administrator, but his [background] is in law.
04. The [background] music in the movie was really effective in creating a mood of romance.
05. She took a photo of Paris from the Notre Dame Cathedral, and you could just see the Eiffel Tower in the [background].
06. We need some [background] information on the company before deciding if we want to work with them.
07. What kind of [background] do you have in education?
08. Barbara Bush once remarked that bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different [backgrounds], you are going to do that.
09. For the film "The Little Mermaid," one thousand different colors were used on 1,100 [backgrounds].
10. A security check of the suspect's [background] showed that he was wanted on assault charges in Seattle.
11. Our students bring a great deal of [background] knowledge to their study of a second language.
12. The Finnish flag is a blue cross on a white [background], and was adopted in 1918.
13. The Danish flag, with a white cross on a red [background], is the oldest national flag in the world.
14. Studies show that people with a high income are more than twice as likely to attend university as those from lower income [backgrounds].
15. The color of some animals changes with the color of their [background].
16. Physical appearance is determined in large part by one's genetic [background].
17. Similarity of genetic [background] has been proven to be a greater predictor of intelligence that similarity of environment.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • background — ack ground , n. [Back, a. + ground.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the {foreground}, or the ground in front. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • background — back‧ground [ˈbækgraʊnd] noun [countable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES someone s past, for example their education, qualifications, and the jobs they have had: • We are looking for someone with a background in tourism. 2. in the background COMPUTING a… …   Financial and business terms

  • background — background, setting, environment, milieu, mise en scène, backdrop are comparable when they refer to persons and their actions as found in real life or as represented in art and denote the place, time, circumstances, and conditions in which those… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • background — [ bakgraund ] n. m. • 1953; mot angl. , de back « qui est derrière » et ground « sol » ♦ Anglic. Arrière plan, cadre, contexte (d une action, d un événement). Recomm. offic. arrière plan. ● background nom masculin (mot anglais) Contexte, arrière… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • background — BACKGROUND, backgrounduri, s.n. 1. (Englezism) Fundal. 2. Fond sonor al unei partituri solistice în jaz. 3. Tehnică de filmare la care fundalul este obţinut prin retroproiecţie. [pr.: bécgraund] – Din engl. background. Trimis de paula, 13.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • background — [bak′ground΄] n. 1. the part of a scene or picture that is or seems to be toward the back 2. surroundings, esp. those behind something and providing harmony or contrast; surface against which something is seen 3. a less important or unobtrusive… …   English World dictionary

  • background — (izg. bȅkgraund) m DEFINICIJA term. 1. površina ili prostor na kojem se predmeti ili pojave ili vide ili prikazuju; podloga, pozadina 2. a. obitelj iz koje netko potječe, njegova izobrazba, društveno i nacionalno podrijetlo, ono što čini… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • background — La voz inglesa background se emplea con cierta frecuencia en español con los sentidos de ‘conjunto de circunstancias vitales, conocimientos o experiencias que han contribuido a la formación de una persona’ y ‘orígenes o antecedentes de una… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Background — Background: Das Fremdwort mit der Bedeutung »Hintergrund; Milieu; musikalische Begleitung; Lebenserfahrung« wurde in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. background entlehnt, aus back »zurück« und ground »‹Hinter›grund« …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • background — index atmosphere, basis, case (set of circumstances), context, determinant, preparation, scene Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burto …   Law dictionary

  • background — / bækgraʊnd/, it. /bɛk graund/ s. ingl. [comp. di back dietro e ground terreno, campo ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. [complesso di fatti e circostanze che fanno da sfondo a un avvenimento e lo spiegano] ▶◀ retroscena, retroterra, sfondo. ↑ causa …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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