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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.
Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
to illuminate (something) from behind.


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