foreground

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2018
fore•ground /ˈfɔrˌgraʊnd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable;  usually singular]
  1. the portion of a scene nearest to the viewer.
  2. a prominent or important position;
    forefront.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2018
fore•ground  (fôrground′, fōr-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the ground or parts situated, or represented as situated, in the front;
    the portion of a scene nearest to the viewer (opposed to background).
  2. a prominent or important position;
    forefront.
  • fore- + ground1 1685–95


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

foreground /ˈfɔːˌɡraʊnd/ n
  1. the part of a scene situated towards the front or nearest to the viewer
  2. a conspicuous or active position



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