Definition of backgrounder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakɡraʊndə/


North American
An official briefing or handout giving background information.
Example sentences
  • A year and a half ago he did a press briefing, a backgrounder, in which he praised the president.
  • When he was an MP it was left to as assistant to prepare detailed backgrounders for his questions in Parliament.
  • She has compiled an excellent backgrounder on the different reform proposals at the Council on Foreign Relations web site.

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