plural of background
as in backdrops
the physical conditions or features that form the setting against which something is viewed they got married on a mountain top with the sunset as background

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as in settings
the place and time in which the action for a portion of a dramatic work (as a movie) is set the background of that movie is the World War II era

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“Backgrounds.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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