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backdrop    : [b'ækdr,ɑp]
backdrop \back"drop\ n.
1. the scenery hung at back of stage. Also called in Britain

Syn: background, backcloth
[WordNet 1.5]

2. the background, setting, or circumstances of an event; as,
the backdrop for the summit meeting.

n 1: scenery hung at back of stage [synonym: {backdrop},
{background}, {backcloth}]

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