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1foreground

noun fore·ground \ˈfr-ˌgrand\

: the part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer

: an important position

Full Definition of FOREGROUND

1
:  the part of a scene or representation that is nearest to and in front of the spectator
2
:  a position of prominence :  forefront
3
:  a level of computer processing at which the processor responds immediately to input to a designated high-priority task — compare background

Examples of FOREGROUND

  1. We want the issue to be in the foreground.

First Known Use of FOREGROUND

1695

2foreground

verb

: to make (something) more important

Full Definition of FOREGROUND

transitive verb
:  to bring to the foreground; especially :  to give prominence or emphasis to

Examples of FOREGROUND

  1. Public discussion has foregrounded the issue of health care.
  2. <repeatedly foregrounded his experience in international affairs in the course of his campaign for the presidency>

First Known Use of FOREGROUND

1892

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