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students from very different backgrounds
The talks have been taking place against a background of increasing violence.
Let me give you a bit of background about myself.
We need to know the background to the case.
You'll need some background information on the local economy.
This is the British English definition of background. View American English definition of background.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun