centerground

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center +‎ ground

Noun[edit]

centerground (uncountable)

  1. (often figuratively) The area between foreground and background; middle distance.
    The farmer's wife is visible in the centerground of the painting.
    • 2008 April 3, Jaroslav Peregrin, “Book Reviews”, Erkenntnis, volume 69, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9098-2, pages 131-135: 
      And with Sellars’ shift to the centerground of philosophical interest, we have, all of a sudden, two such books appearing almost contemporaneously.