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Heritage vs. Background

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Heritagenoun

An inheritance; property that may be inherited.

Backgroundadjective

Less important in a scene.

‘background noise.’;

Heritagenoun

A tradition; a practice or set of values that is passed down from preceding generations through families or through institutional memory.

Backgroundnoun

One's social heritage, or previous life; what one did in the past.

‘The lawyer had a background in computer science.’;

Heritagenoun

A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.

Backgroundnoun

A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.

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Heritagenoun

(attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.

‘The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.’;

Backgroundnoun

Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.

Heritageadjective

That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

‘Part of my heritage,Which my dead father did bequeath to me.’;

Backgroundnoun

A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).

‘There was tons of noise in the background.’; ‘The photographer let us pick a background for the portrait.’;

Heritageadjective

A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.

Backgroundnoun

(computing) The image or color over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).

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Heritagenoun

practices that are handed down from the past by tradition;

‘a heritage of freedom’;

Backgroundnoun

(computing) A type of activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.

‘The antivirus program is running in the background.’;

Heritagenoun

any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors;

‘my only inheritance was my mother's blessing’; ‘the world's heritage of knowledge’;

Backgroundverb

To put in a position that is not prominent.

Heritagenoun

that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

Backgroundverb

(journalism) To gather and provide background information (on).

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Heritagenoun

hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

Backgroundnoun

Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front.

Heritagenoun

property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance

‘they had stolen his grandfather's heritage’;

Backgroundnoun

The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures.

Heritagenoun

valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations

‘the estuary has a sense of history and heritage’; ‘Europe's varied cultural heritage’;

Backgroundnoun

Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings.

Heritagenoun

denoting or relating to things of special architectural, historical, or natural value that are preserved for the nation

‘a heritage centre’; ‘60 miles of heritage coastline’;

Backgroundnoun

A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.

‘I fancy there was a background of grinding and waiting before Miss Torry could produce this highly finished . . . performance.’; ‘A husband somewhere in the background.’;

Heritagenoun

denoting a traditional brand or product regarded as emblematic of fine craftsmanship

‘heritage brands have found a growing cachet among younger customers’;

Backgroundnoun

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; as, within the background of the massive budget deficits of the 1980's, new spending programs had little chance of passage by the congress.

Heritagenoun

denoting a breed of livestock or poultry that was once traditional to an area but is no longer farmed in large numbers

‘Cotswold sheep are considered a heritage breed in Canada’;

Backgroundnoun

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}; as, against the background of their expulsion by the Serbs, the desire of Kosovars for vengeance is understandable though regrettable.

Heritagenoun

(of a plant variety) not hybridized with another; old-fashioned

‘heritage roses’;

Backgroundnoun

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.

Heritagenoun

a special or individual possession; an allotted portion

‘God's love remains your heritage’;

Backgroundnoun

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.

Heritagenoun

Christians, or the ancient Israelites, seen as God's chosen people.

Backgroundnoun

a person's social heritage: previous experience or training;

‘he is a lawyer with a sports background’;

Backgroundnoun

the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground;

‘he posed her against a background of rolling hills’;

Backgroundnoun

information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem;

‘the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident’;

Backgroundnoun

extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured;

‘they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals’;

Backgroundnoun

relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation;

‘when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background’;

Backgroundnoun

the state of the environment in which a situation exists;

‘you can't do that in a university setting’;

Backgroundnoun

(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

Backgroundnoun

scenery hung at back of stage

Backgroundverb

understate the importance or quality of;

‘he played down his royal ancestry’;

Backgroundnoun

the part of a picture, scene, or design that forms a setting for the main figures or objects, or appears furthest from the viewer

‘the word is written in white on a red background’; ‘the house stands against a background of sheltering trees’;

Backgroundnoun

a less important or conspicuous position or function

‘after that evening, she remained in the background’;

Backgroundnoun

used in reference to tasks or processes that do not need input from the user

‘programs can be left running in the background’;

Backgroundnoun

low-intensity radiation from radioisotopes present in the natural environment.

Backgroundnoun

unwanted signals, such as noise in the reception or recording of sound.

Backgroundnoun

the circumstances or situation prevailing at a particular time or underlying a particular event

‘the political and economic background’; ‘background information’;

Backgroundnoun

a person's education, experience, and social circumstances

‘she has a background in nursing’; ‘her voice suggested a tenacious, working-class background’;

Backgroundverb

form a background to

‘windswept land backgrounded by the Rockies’;

Backgroundverb

provide with background

‘the embassy backgrounded American reporters’;

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