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foregroundnoun [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.

foregroundverb [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 Vietnamese cận cảnh…
in Spanish primer plano…
in Thai ทัศนียภาพที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด…
in Malaysian latar depan…
in French premier plan…
in German der Vordergrund…
in Indonesian latar depan…
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