We have put together a list of words that are similar to BACKGROUND.

20 Alternative Words Similar to background

1 Ground Noun      Synonym Words Like Ground
2 Scope Noun      Synonym Words Like Scope
3 Accompaniment Noun      Synonym Words Like Accompaniment
4 Aspect Noun      Synonym Words Like Aspect
5 Attendant Noun      Synonym Words Like Attendant
6 Concomitant Noun      Synonym Words Like Concomitant
7 Disturbance Noun      Synonym Words Like Disturbance
8 Environment Noun      Synonym Words Like Environment
9 Information Noun      Synonym Words Like Information
10 Noise Noun      Synonym Words Like Noise
11 Panorama Noun      Synonym Words Like Panorama
12 Prospect Noun      Synonym Words Like Prospect
13 Scene Noun      Synonym Words Like Scene
14 Screen Noun      Synonym Words Like Screen
15 View Noun      Synonym Words Like View
16 Vista Noun      Synonym Words Like Vista
17 Punctuate Verb      Synonym Words Like Punctuate
18 Stress Verb      Synonym Words Like Stress
19 Canvass Noun      Hyponym Words Like Canvass
20 Canvas Noun      Hyponym Words Like Canvas

3 examples of background

1 the statue had a background of red hangings
2 within the background of the massive budget deficits of the 1980's, new spending programs had little chance of passage by the congress
3 against the background of their expulsion by the Serbs, the desire of Kosovars for vengeance is understandable though regrettable

10 definitions of background

1 Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front.
2 The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures.
3 Anything behind, serving as a foil.
4 A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.
5 The set of conditions within which an action takes place, including the social and physical conditions as well as the psychological states of the participants.
6 The set of conditions that precede and affect an action, such as the social and historical precedents for the event, as well as the general background{5}.
7 The signals that may be detected by a measurement which are not due to the phenomenon being studied, and tend to make the measurement uncertain to a greater or lesser degree.
8 An agreement between a journalist and an interviewee that the name of the interviewee will not be quoted in any publication, although the substance of the remarks may be reported; -- often used in the phrase “on background”. Compare deep background.
9 the state of the environment in which a situation exists
10 relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
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