Background vs. Lineage

Background vs. Lineage — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Background and Lineage

Backgroundnoun

The ground or scenery located behind something.

Lineagenoun

Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.

Backgroundnoun

The part of a pictorial representation that appears to be in the distance and that provides relief for the principal objects in the foreground.

Lineagenoun

Derivation.

Backgroundnoun

The general scene or surface against which designs, patterns, or figures are represented or viewed.

Lineagenoun

The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.

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Backgroundnoun

A position, area, or situation that is not immediately in one's attention or notice

You can hear traffic moving in the background during the interview.

Lineagenoun

Variant of linage.

Backgroundnoun

(Computers) The environment in which programs operate that the user does not engage with directly

processes that run in the background.

Lineagenoun

The number of lines of printed or written material.

Backgroundnoun

The circumstances and events surrounding or leading up to an event or occurrence.

Lineagenoun

Payment for written work at a specified amount per line.

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Backgroundnoun

A person's experience, training, and education

Her background in the arts is impressive.

Lineagenoun

Descent in a line from a common progenitor; progeny; descending line of offspring or ascending line of parentage.

Backgroundnoun

The cultural or social environment in which a person was brought up or has lived

a class with students from many different backgrounds.

Lineagenoun

(advertising) A number of lines of text in a column.

Backgroundnoun

Subdued music played especially as an accompaniment to dialogue in a dramatic performance.

Lineagenoun

the descendants of one individual;

his entire lineage has been warriors

Backgroundnoun

Sound that intrudes on or interferes with an audio recording.

Lineagenoun

the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

Backgroundnoun

Low-level radiation, as from radioactive decay, that exists as part of the natural environment.

Lineagenoun

the number of lines in a piece of printed material

Backgroundadjective

Less important in a scene.

background noise.

Lineagenoun

a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted

Backgroundnoun

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

The lawyer had a background in computer science.

Lineagenoun

inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

Backgroundnoun

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

Backgroundnoun

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

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.

Backgroundnoun

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

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.

Backgroundverb

To put in a position that is not prominent.

Backgroundverb

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

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