Background vs Homochromy - What's the difference?

background | homochromy |


As nouns the difference between background and homochromy

is that background is one's social heritage; what one did in the past/previously while homochromy is (zoology) the use, by an organism, of the same colour as its background as a means of protection.

As a verb background

is to put in a position that is not prominent.

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
  • homochromy

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (zoology) The use, by an organism, of the same colour as its background as a means of protection
  • Synonyms

    * homochromia (rare)