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backlighting

[bak-lahy-ting] /ˈbækˌlaɪ tɪŋ/
noun
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 rim lighting.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; back1 + lighting

backlight

[bak-lahyt] /ˈbækˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
verb (used with object), backlighted or backlit, backlighting.
2.
to illuminate (something) from behind.
Origin
1950-55; back1 + light1
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  • Type of animation using intricately cut-out paper figures silhouetted with backlighting.
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