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Background

Background

[bak-ground]
The term background may refer to:

In art:

In computing:

  • Background (computer software), software that is running but not being displayed
  • Background, or desktop picture, is the image or colour displayed on a website or computer desktop behind the visible content

In web:

In philosophy of science:

In physics:

In imaging (photography, computer vision, medical imaging):

  • Background, the part of an image that lies outside the object(s) of interest captured by the image and which form the foreground.

In music:

In journalism it may also refer to:

In animal feeding

  • Backgrounding is a way of feeding livestock before selling them.

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