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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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noun- Illumination falling upon an object from behind especially throwing it into relief.

Usage examples (32)
  • The lack of a backlight is a huge disadvantage, IMO, but what can you do but wait for Kindle 3.
  • The backlight is a conventional material, using RGB LEDs.
  • The lack of a backlight was a concern for me as I have problems with low light vision
  • It uses ambient light rather than a backlight, which is its main source of its power saving. for more
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