Background vs Grounding - What's the difference?

background | grounding |


As nouns the difference between background and grounding

is that background is one's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously while grounding is the return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.

As verbs the difference between background and grounding

is that background is to put in a position that is not prominent while grounding is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

background

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously.
  • A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
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  • Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
  • A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).
  • (computing) The image or color, over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
  • (computing) Activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.
  • Derived terms

    * on background * background fodder

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put in a position that is not prominent
  • grounding

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.
  • The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.
  • The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action.
  • (electrical engineering) The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation.
  • The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi.
  • The act by which a child is grounded (forbidden from going out).
  • Verb

    (head)