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Noun: backgrounding  'bak,grawn-ding
  1. The execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system
    - background processing
Verb: background  'bak,grawnd
  1. Understate the importance or quality of
    - play down, downplay

Type of: accent, accentuate, emphasise [Brit], emphasize, priority processing, punctuate, stress

Antonym: foreground

Encyclopedia: Backgrounding

Background