background knowledge

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Noun1.background knowledge - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problembackground knowledge - information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
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"Background knowledge plays a key role in students' reading comprehension.
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