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in the background: in the distance

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  • in the distance

in the background: behind the scenes

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past events surrounding a person or thing

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a person's social heritage: previous experience or training

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the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem

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extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured

relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

the state of the environment in which a situation exists

(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

scenery hung at back of stage

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The newest addition to Impact Publications' impressive roster of "how to" books designed to help find and secure gainful employment, "Resume, Application, And Letter Tips For People With Hot And Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 185 Tips For Landing The Perfect Job" outlines an effective 10-step job search process, proven ways to best present a work history, identifies the key attitudes and behaviors for success in securing employment, common job application writing errors to be avoided, redefining work or background negatives into positives, dealing with potential 'red flags' in your personal or professional history, follow-up methods to enhance your chances of securing a job, the different kinds of job search letters, and so much more.
If for some reason the backgrounds are not identical in the trapping and non-trapping runs, then the subtraction process will leave a residual difference that could mimic a trapping signal.
Priority Backgrounds is a pre- employment screening service that will provide private companies, governmental agencies, and large corporations with a state-of-the-art, efficient online solution for obtaining accurate, dependable court-records-based background checks, as well as drug-testing services.
Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, said his legislation addresses security concerns expressed by Schwarzenegger when he pushed for the repeal of Cedillo's previous law, SB 60, which gave licenses to illegal immigrants without checking their backgrounds first.
Both experts advised that child-care entities dig a little deeper into the backgrounds of both workers and volunteers.
She also fired dry petals and backgrounds in the kiln and then inlaid wet paste petals on the fired backgrounds.
While the movement is definitely toward requiring more businesses to check criminal backgrounds, there is no consistent approach at the state level.
But, all also have found that their backgrounds have given them special advantages when it comes to communicating in today's multiracial, multicultural, multilingual U.
Schwab: In business, we need more people with broader backgrounds.
Those with engineering/research, operations, or sales/marketing backgrounds have significantly less frequent direct contact.
Due to experimental difficulties that produced very large backgrounds, this decay mode was not seen, and the result published was an upper limit of Br < 6.
Officials also said they identified three more MacLaren employees with criminal backgrounds, bringing the total to at least 20 - including two named in a class-action lawsuit alleging that shelter workers broke or strained children's arms.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- FotoSets(TM) today announced the release of "Art Textures and Backgrounds Volume One," a collection of unique photographic textures and backgrounds in Kodak Photo CD(TM) format.
She had 38 dyslexic and 32 nondyslexic children read passages presented on red, blue, gray, green or white backgrounds, using color-monitor computers or lightly tinted plastic overlays on printed pages.