from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of backlight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of backlight.
  • adj. lit or illuminated from behind


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  • It's LED-backlit, which is more energy efficient, removes the mercury and arsenic in normal computer screens.

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  • Also like the Pro versions, the 13. 3-inch display is now LED backlit, which is better for both power consumption and environmental concerns.

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  • NEC's offering will cost more than $200, but will have faster action, better colors and a "backlit" screen -- meaning you can play it in the dark.

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  • It helps capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations, such as backlit shots.

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  • The reason I say this is that sun-spots are 'backlit' for want of a better term.


  • In terms of the screen, both models are LED backlit, meaning excellent colour saturation and viewing angles.

  • By localizing tone control, ADL restores shadow and highlight detail typically lost in high contrast situations, such as backlit subjects or while outdoors with strong sunlight.

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  • They have extras such as backlit keyboards, multi-touch trackpads, slot loading disk drives, oh, and an operating system engineered in-house that includes iLife. Stories / Popular

  • The iPad requires you to touch the reading area to turn pages (so you get to enjoy a greasy, streaky screen ala the iPhone, only on a much grander scale), it’s backlit which is not easy on the eyes.

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