background vs desktop what difference

what is difference between background and desktop

English

Etymology

back +‎ ground

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæk.ɡɹaʊnd/

Adjective

background (not comparable)

  1. Less important or less noticeable in a scene or system.

Antonyms

  • conspicuous, foreground, forestanding, primary, prominent

Noun

background (countable and uncountable, plural backgrounds)

  1. One’s social heritage, or previous life; what one did in the past.
  2. A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.
  3. Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.
  4. A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).
  5. (computing) The image or color over which a computer’s desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).
  6. (computing) A type of activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

background (third-person singular simple present backgrounds, present participle backgrounding, simple past and past participle backgrounded)

  1. To put in a position that is not prominent.
    • 2006, Paul Baker, Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis, page 163:
      One aspect of the story that appears interesting is that the alleged rapist and victim are only referred to by name together in the same sentence once. In all the other sentences, one receives more focus, while the other is backgrounded.
  2. (journalism) To gather and provide background information (on).

Spanish

Noun

background m (plural backgrounds)

  1. background


English

Etymology

desk +‎ top.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dĕskʹ-tŏp, IPA(key): /ˈdɛsktɒp/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): [ˈdɛsk.ˌtɔp]
  • (UK) IPA(key): [ˈdɛsk.ˌtɒp]
  • (US) IPA(key): [ˈdɛsk.ˌtɑp]
  • Hyphenation: desk‧top

Noun

desktop (plural desktops)

  1. The top surface of a desk.
    Coordinate terms: benchtop, tabletop
  2. (computing) A desktop computer.
    Coordinate terms: laptop, palmtop
  3. (computing, graphical user interface) The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.

Translations

Adjective

desktop (not comparable)

  1. Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
  2. (computing) Of an application or website, designed to be run on a personal computer.

Derived terms

Translations


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English desktop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛsk.tɔp/
  • Hyphenation: desk‧top

Noun

desktop m (plural desktops, diminutive desktopje n)

  1. (computer hardware) desktop computer
  2. (graphical user interface) main graphical user interface of a system

Synonyms

  • (main graphical user interface): bureaublad

Italian

Etymology

From English desktop.

Noun

desktop m (invariable)

  1. (computing) desktop (computer; visible user interface)

Further reading

  • desktop in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese

Etymology

From English desktop.

Noun

desktop m (plural desktops)

  1. (computing) desktop computer (computer of a size designed to be used on a desk)
    Synonym: computador de secretária
  2. (computing) desktop (the main graphical user interface of an operating system)
    Synonym: área de trabalho

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