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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)







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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 ​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.ɡraʊnd/
to give the most ​importance to a ​particularsubject, etc.: His ​speech foregrounded the ​history of the ​decision.
(Definition of foreground from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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