Meanings of Background

By | February 7, 2019

Background is an English word that means ‘background’, ‘below the surface’ or ‘background’. Although in English it is used extensively in many areas, such as the Castilian word “fund”, the same does not occur when used in the Spanish language.

The word background used in the context of the Spanish language refers specifically to the experience or training of a person in relation to an issue or in relation to their own history.

In that sense, one can speak of a background staff professional, academic or, all of which makes up the substrate or background on which a person is constituted. We speak in this case of work experience, academic training or level of instruction, vital experiences that influence the behavior or attitude of the person, etc.

The term, therefore, is widely used in the field of human resources. For example: “Could you tell me about your professional background ?” Another way to use the expression in Spanish could be: “All responsibilities assigned will depend on the background of the candidate.”

Background in computer science

In the field of information technology, the term background refers to the execution of systems, programs or activities that take place in the background during a given work session. It can also be used in a daily sense to name the background of the graphic interface screen.