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foreground

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noun fore·ground \ˈfȯr-ˌgrau̇nd\

Simple Definition of foreground

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

  • : an important position

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of foreground

  1. 1 :  the part of a scene or representation that is nearest to and in front of the spectator

  2. 2 :  a position of prominence :  forefront

  3. 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 in a sentence

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



1695

First Known Use of foreground

1695


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foreground

verb fore·ground

Simple Definition of foreground

  • : to make (something) more important

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of foreground

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

Examples of foreground in a sentence

  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>



1892

First Known Use of foreground

1892


FOREGROUND Defined for Kids

foreground

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noun fore·ground \ˈfȯr-ˌgrau̇nd\

Definition of foreground for Students

  1. :  the part of a picture or scene that seems to be nearest to and in front of the person looking at it





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