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foregroundnoun [S]

uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.ɡraʊnd/
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.

foregroundverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.ɡraʊnd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.ɡraʊnd/
to give the most importance to a particular subject, 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 our house.
(Definition of foreground from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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