ASL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
"he is a lawyer with a sports background";

background in ASL Watch how to sign background in American Sign Language
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background in ASL Watch how to sign background in American Sign Language
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background in ASL Watch how to sign background in American Sign Language
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background in ASL Watch how to sign background in American Sign Language
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Categories: heritage, inheritance

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How to sign: understate the importance or quality of
"he played down his royal ancestry";

downplay in ASL Watch how to sign downplay in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: play down, downplay

Categories: accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress

Within this category: soft-pedal, wave off

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How to sign: (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

desktop in ASL Watch how to sign desktop in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: screen background, desktop

Categories: CRT screen, screen

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How to sign: scenery hung at back of stage

backdrop in ASL Watch how to sign backdrop in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: backdrop, backcloth

Categories: scene, scenery

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