on background


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on background

Of information used in a news story, allowed to be published but only on conditions negotiated by the source, typically resulting in anonymity. The presidential aide agreed to give a statement to reporters on background.
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on background

For publication but without specific attribution of the source: The senator would only speak on background with the reporter about the crisis.
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