back·lit | \ˈbak-ˌlit \

Definition of backlit 

: lit from behind a backlit photograph/scene a backlit display

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Beyond the raw specs, the G7 has a backlit keyboard, a Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.1 Gen-1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and an Ethernet jack. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with a six-core Core i7 and GTX 1060 for $880," 26 June 2018 Elevator cabs clad in backlit slabs of rose and green onyx suggest medieval reliquaries. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Shape-Shifting Art Tower Completes Prada’s City Within a City," 15 June 2018 The rest of the specs include a 15.6-inch, 1920x1080 IPS display, a backlit keyboard, a good selection of ports including USB-C, full HDMI, and even RJ-45 ethernet (using a dropjaw design to fit into the chassis). Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Acer Nitro 5: We unbox a budget gaming laptop for the rest of us," 21 May 2018 Life-size, backlit photos of what appeared to be special forces operators patrolling a rainy jungle on horseback or rappelling from helicopters decorated the booth. Elliott Woods, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 16 Apr. 2018 In 2016, Lin opened her first Pop Bag store, full of glistening fixtures and backlit shelving, on Via Calimala, in Florence. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Chinese Workers Who Assemble Designer Bags in Tuscany," 20 Feb. 2017 Slowly lose themselves Among the abbey’s stones, Then to turned to watch A backlit shadow Of a man Fishing the river below. Hartford Courant,, "A Celtic Medley: Poems By James Mele," 11 Mar. 2018 The system also houses a backlit LCD screen, so gamers who remember the struggle of trying to play the original Game Boy in the dark can relax. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Next best thing to a Nintendo Game Boy Classic announced at CES 2018," 10 Jan. 2018 Those parade-goers who are knowledgeable in their classical mythology may be able to spot the playful symbolic silhouettes of Urania, Terpsichore, Melpomene and the rest in the backlit mural on the sides of the float. Doug Maccash,, "Muses' new Goddessey Mardi Gras float is seriously fabulous," 6 Feb. 2018

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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