Pronunciation: (bi-hīnd'&thslash;u-sēnz'), [key]
1. happening or conducted out of view of the general public: The behind-the-scenes preparations made the convention a huge success.
2. held or kept privately by or among a few key or influential persons: behind-the-scenes negotiations.
3. occurring backstage: the behind-the-scenes activities of the stage crew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.