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Meaning of "backlight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACKLIGHT

backlight  [ˈbæklaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACKLIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Backlight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BACKLIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

backlight

Backlight

A backlight is a form of illumination used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). As LCDs do not produce light themselves (unlike for example Cathode ray tube (CRT) displays), they need illumination (ambient light or a special light source) to produce a visible image. Backlights illuminate the LCD from the side or back of the display panel, unlike frontlights, which are placed in front of the LCD. Backlights are used in small displays to increase readability in low light conditions such as in wristwatches, and are used in computer displays and LCD televisions to produce light in a manner similar to a CRT display. A review of some early backlighting schemes for LCDs is given in a report by Peter J. Wild IEEE First-Hand History under its section Backlit LCDs. Simple types of LCD displays are built without an internal light source, requiring external light sources to convey the display image to the user. Modern LCD screens, however, are built with an internal light source. Such LCD screens consist of several layers. The backlight is usually the first layer from the back.

Definition of backlight in the English dictionary

The definition of backlight in the dictionary is light falling on a photographic or television subject from the rear. Other definition of backlight is a light source at the back of an LCD screen.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACKLIGHT


cellulite
ˈsɛljʊˌlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
delight
dɪˈlaɪt
flashlight
ˈflæʃˌlaɪt
flight
flaɪt
headlight
ˈhɛdˌlaɪt
heteroclite
ˈhɛtərəˌklaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
light
laɪt
limelight
ˈlaɪmˌlaɪt
lite
laɪt
moonlight
ˈmuːnˌlaɪt
plight
plaɪt
polite
pəˈlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
slight
slaɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
starlight
ˈstɑːˌlaɪt
sunlight
ˈsʌnlaɪt
twilight
ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACKLIGHT

backing group
backing singer
backing store
backing track
backing vocals
backland
backlash
backlasher
backless
backlift
backline
backlist
backlit
backload
backlog
backlot
backmost
backout
backpack
backpacker

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACKLIGHT

back-up light
blight
bright
candlelight
come to light
green light
greenlight
in-flight
in mid-flight
put to flight
red light
searchlight
see the light
tail-light
the limelight
the spotlight
torchlight
traffic light
ultralight
Very light
white light

Synonyms and antonyms of backlight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «backlight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACKLIGHT

Find out the translation of backlight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of backlight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «backlight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

背光源
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

luz de fondo
570 millions of speakers

English

backlight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

backlight
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخلفية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подсветка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

backlight
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাকলাইট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rétro-éclairage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lampu latar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rücklicht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バックライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백라이트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lampu latar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đèn nền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னொளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅकलाईट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arka ışık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

controluce
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podświetlenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підсвічування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iluminare din spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

backlight
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

backlight
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bakgrundsbelysning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakgrunnsbelysning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of backlight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKLIGHT»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about backlight

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACKLIGHT»

Discover the use of backlight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to backlight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Backlight
This elusive collection contains four stories by the acclaimed Makoto Tateno, author and artist of the popular series Yellow, Red Angel, and Blue Sheep Reverie!
Makoto Tateno, 2012
2
Ultra Low-Power Electronics and Design
(e.g., fluorescent backlight tube) respectively. In a transmissive TFT-LCD monitor, the backlight contributes more than 50% of the display subsystem when using a cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) [2]. To reduce the backlight power ...
E. Macii, 2004
3
Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life
Source 4- 19°s Lampost backlight L103 iris Source 4- 26°s Acting areas right back G885 Source 4- 26°s XDSCool G730 Source 4- 26°s \ DS Warm G343 4 Electric PAR 64 /NSP IkW X backlight blue G915 Source 4- 19°s Lampost backlight ...
Richard Pilbrow, 1997
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Networking -- ICN 2005: 4th International Conference on ...
Clipping 0 50 100 150 200 250 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 Backlight Level Measured Estimated Fig. 3. Power saving vs. backlight level 0 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 1.8 1.9 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Luminosity ...
Pascal Lorenz, Petre Dini, 2005
5
A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition
With that as an introduction, the first system to be discussed is the backlight system. Why? In my experience, constructing the backlight system helps solidify the masking placement and defines initial overhead electric hanging positions.
Steven Louis Shelley, 2013
6
CCTV for Security Professionals
ALC, on the other hand, acts more like backlight compensation. This essentially adjusts the entire picture to be bright enough to view the darker areas. To the human eye it appears that only the dark areas are being enhanced, but that is ...
Alan R. Matchett, 2003
7
Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science
While sidelight isn't right for every subject, when it does work, it produces memorable images. sidelighting. BackLight Backlight is the most dramatic light direction of all. This light comes from behind the subject to the camera. It works exceeding ...
John Gerlach, Barbara Gerlach, 2007
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LCD Backlights
This book is also of value to graduate students and researchers involved in display technologies.
Shunsuke Kobayashi, Shigeo Mikoshiba, Sungkyoo Lim, 2009
9
Mobile Displays: Technology and Applications
Compared with conventional backlight (dot-pattern light guide and two crossed prism-up film sheets), the scattered light distributes in a very narrow range of angles (i.e. high directivity), and the optical efficiency is higher. It is reported that the ...
Achintya K. Bhowmik, Zili Li, Philip J. Bos, 2008
10
A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting
Backlight is generally definedasa system, instrument, or lightbeam originating above and “behind” a person standing on a stage. This often means thatbacklight is pointed downstage towards the audience, so that light covers the head and ...
Steven Louis Shelley, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACKLIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term backlight is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why does my phone get really hot and slow down in summer?
Other components such as the GPS chip, the screen's backlight and mobile data connection all generate heat too, which means the more you ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
How to Improve Your Photos and Videos with Affordable Lighting
Backlight (Hair Light): Hits your subject from behind or above. Separates the subject from the background by making the edges of the subject's ... «Lifehacker, Jul 15»
3
Pebble Time pre-orders go live in the UK to rival Apple Watch
The 4.5mm display has an always on, e-paper front and LED backlight. The face cannot boast an OLED screen, but it does mean that battery ... «V3.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Meta M1 smartwatch review | TrustedReviews
The final is a backlight that boosts the screen's illumination slightly, though it isn't hugely effective. But even after reading the watch's ... «TrustedReviews, Jul 15»
5
Asus G751JL review | TrustedReviews
The keyboard has also replaced the white backlight of old for a more dramatic red glowing from beneath the keys. The brushed-metal accents ... «TrustedReviews, Jul 15»
6
LG G4 review
Sounds a bit Star Trek, but what this does is use both blue and white backlight LEDs plus colour filters to get the right shades. It allows the LG G4 to pump out ... «Stuff, Jul 15»
7
UCF researchers develop 1st full-color, skin-like display
Research began to break away from the traditional backlight that most people are familiar with, and Chanda and his team began to work on a ... «Central Florida Future, Jul 15»
8
Janam XM2-RFID UHF Mobile Handheld Computer Means Business
The latest Janam handheld features a 3.2 inch QVGA resistive touch-screen display with an LED backlight, an ARM 9 processor, 128MB of ... «eWeek, Jul 15»
9
Featured Review: Vodafone Smart ultra 6
The IPS display here definitely feels a little washed out, like the backlight is trying too hard. Having said that, viewing angles are really quite ... «Android Headlines - Android News, Jul 15»
10
LG's Slim Television Screens Get Slimmer
Not having to include a backlight means engineers can do more than create ultrathin displays—they can use the screens in foldable and ... «Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East - Business news and analysis, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Backlight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/backlight>. Oct 2019 ».
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