(n.) = background ; undercurrent ; undertone ; subtext. Ex: In the background has often been the need, at a time of declining financial resources, to demonstrate the relevance of the library to all sectors of society and there can sometimes be detected an element of patronization. Ex: Results indicate an exceedingly positive attitude, even though there is a strong undercurrent of personal frustration and irritation. Ex: Speakers covered the history of the campaign to alert parents to racist undertones in children's books. Ex: Another subtext is the tendency for the sensationalist Japanese media to blow things out of all proportion. ---- * encontrarse en el trasfondo de = lie at + the root of. * en el trasfondo de = at the root of. * teniendo como trasfondo = against a background of ; against a backdrop of ; set against + a backdrop of. * teniendo esto como trasfondo = against this background. * trasfondo social = social background.