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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- The set of influences and environment such as training, education or experience affecting an individual's personality.

Usage examples (40)
  • We should not and cannot change all our differences. Each of us brings from our own background things which we should share. There is good in diversity.
  • He is a lawyer with a sports background
  • When the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background
  • He posed her against a background of rolling hills for more
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