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Foreground

Fore´ground`
n.1.On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.
Noun1.foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
2.foreground - (computer science) a window for an active application
Verb1.foreground - move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
Antonyms:
background, play down, downplay - understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
foreground - (Unix) On a time-sharing system, a task executing in foreground is one able to accept input from and return output to the user in contrast to one running in the background. Nowadays this term is primarily associated with Unix, but it appears first to have been used in this sense on OS/360. Normally, there is only one foreground task per terminal (or terminal window). Having multiple processes simultaneously reading the keyboard is confusing.
anteriority, approach, approximation, bold front, brave face, brave front, closeness, confines, convergence, display, environs, facade, face, facet, facia, fore, forefront, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foreside, foreword, front, front elevation, front man, front matter, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier, frontispiece, head, heading, immediacy, immediate foreground, lap, nearness, neighborhood, nighness, obverse, precinct, preface, prefix, priority, propinquity, proscenium, proximity, purlieus, vicinage, vicinity, window dressing
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