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Definition of in the background

in the background

adverb

  • of an ongoing task, performed slowly over time, when nothing is claiming one's immediate attention.
    I'm working on the graph-printing problem in the background.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • of ongoing thought work, being solved slowly over time by a person's unconscious.
    Yeah, boss, I'm working on that in the background.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • Note that this implies ongoing activity but at a reduced level or in spare time, in contrast to mainstream "back burner" (which connotes benign neglect until some future resumption of activity).

    Last edited on Aug 14 2009. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "I Don't Believe You."
Definitions include: to cite a relevant excerpt from some text.
Definitions include: in computing, to solve a problem or a bug by detecting for and addressing the specific circumstances that lead to it, rather than writing a more general solution.
Definitions include: acronym for "original poster" - i.e. the person to submit (post) something to a website that permits discussion about submitted things.
Definitions include: An annoying fool; idiot. (Used extensively on IRC).
Definitions include: "never mind".
Definitions include: acronym for "just wondering".
Definitions include: an HP-UX computer.
Definitions include: to "invent" a solution to a problem that has already been solved, or to implement yet another solution to a solved problem.
Definitions include: online chatting acronym for "age, sex, location?"
Definitions include: "LOL" with the O replaced with an E.
Definitions include: acronym for "in this thread".
Definitions include: shortened form of "message".
Definitions include: acronym for "rolling on [the] floor laughing my fucking ass off".
Definitions include: software that was purchased or written, but never used.

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Other terms relating to 'in':

Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: involving everyone or everything.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: no chance.
Definitions include: something easy.
Definitions include: at some time before the present.
Definitions include: having resumed an activity that one had previously stopped performing.
Definitions include: included.
Definitions include: clitoris.
Definitions include: to intrude.
Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: visible mucus in one's nostrils.
Definitions include: acronym for "be back in a bit", i.e. "I will return in a short amount of time."
Definitions include: never.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: Someone being butthurt over having something, they do to others regularly, done to the them
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.

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