back·​light | \ ˈbak-ˌlīt \

Definition of backlight

: illumination from behind also : the source of such illumination

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The company also fixed some of the big problems in the previous Swift 7 by adding a keyboard backlight, a touchscreen, and PCIe storage. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises," 8 Nov. 2018 The Aukey keyboard features a 6-color backlight with per-row lighting (as opposed to per-key) and nine lighting presets, with two slots for customized presets. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Upgrade to a water-resistant mechanical keyboard for just $26 today," 6 Sep. 2018 These screens have a layer of color and then a backlight that lights up the whole screen underneath. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "What Do You Give Up With the iPhone XR?," 12 Sep. 2018 Those screens are also OLED displays, a technology from last year's iPhone X that offers deeper blacks and brighter colors than the iPhone's traditional backlight LCD display. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Apple Watch and More: Apple's 2018 iPhone Event Roundup," 12 Sep. 2018 But the absence of a backlight is really hard to overlook. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, "How to make your old Game Boy as good as (or better than) new," 24 Apr. 2018 Turn the backlight up to full?), but your PC will need to have an ambient light sensor to enable it. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks," 28 June 2018 Those displays are then combined with other parts to make the backlight assembly, the innards of a TV. New York Times, "What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines," 23 June 2018 The screen resolution and backlight, though solid, still doesn’t compete with Apple. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Garmin Edge 1030 vs. the iPhone X," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of backlight

1822, in the meaning defined above

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