n. 1. in perception, an aspect of the environment that forms a setting for the primary stimuli. See also figure-ground. 2. also refers to the sum total of a person's upbringing, education, training, and experience.
What is BACKGROUND?
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BACKGROUND: "An analysis of the person's background revealed that he or she had originally come from Greece."
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