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foreground

noun [S] uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
the foreground the people, objects, countryside, etc. in a picture or photograph that seem nearest to you and form its main part: In the foreground of the painting is a horse and cart. the area that is of most importance and activity, or that people pay attention to: Historically, issues of this kind have not occupied the foreground of political debate.

foreground

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
to give the most importance to a particular subject, etc.: His speech foregrounded the history of the decision.
Translations of “foreground”
in Spanish primer plano…
in French premier plan…
in German der Vordergrund…
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