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Meaning of backlighting

back•light•ing

Pronunciation: (bak'lī"ting), [key]
— n.
  1. a controlled technique of lighting, used in photography or the theater, in which a light is placed behind or at right angles to an object, person, or scene to produce such effects as depth or separation of subject and background. Also called
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