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English definition of “foreground”

foreground

noun [S]     /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 . → Compare background nounPhotographyPicturesScenery and views 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 .Important and essential thingsInformation and messages
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