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foregroundnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
the foreground the ​people, ​objects, ​countryside, etc. in a ​picture or ​photograph that ​seemnearest to you and ​formitsmainpart: In the foreground of the ​painting is a ​horse and ​cart. the ​area that is of most ​importance and ​activity, or that ​peoplepayattention to: Historically, ​issues of this ​kind have not ​occupied the foreground ofpoliticaldebate.

foregroundverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
to give the most ​importance to a ​particularsubject, etc.: His ​speech foregrounded the ​history of the ​decision.
(Definition of foreground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foregroundnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔrˌɡrɑʊnd, ˈfoʊr-/
art the things in a ​picture that ​seem nearest to you: The ​children are in the foreground in ​front of ​ourhouse.
(Definition of foreground from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “foreground”
in Spanish primer plano…
in Vietnamese cận cảnh…
in Malaysian latar depan…
in Thai ทัศนียภาพที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด…
in French premier plan…
in German der Vordergrund…
in Indonesian latar depan…
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