English dictionary definition of:



  • scenery hung at back of stage
  • (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear
  • a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
  • information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem
  • the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
  • relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
  • extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured
  • the state of the environment in which a situation exists


  • understate the importance or quality of


backcloth backdrop desktop downplay ground scope setting

Scrabble score for background

Scrabble score = 20

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 06:31:03 on 19-11-19

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