foreground

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fore- +‎ ground. Compare Dutch voorgrond(foreground), German Vordergrund(foreground), Danish forgrund(foreground), Swedish förgrund(foreground), Norwegian forgrunn(foreground), Icelandic forgrunni(foreground).

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Noun[edit]

foreground ‎(plural foregrounds)

  1. The elements of an image which lie closest to the picture plane.
  2. The subject of an image, often depicted at the bottom in a two-dimensional work.
  3. (computing) the application the user is currently interacting with; the application window that appears in front of all others.

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Verb[edit]

foreground ‎(third-person singular simple present foregrounds, present participle foregrounding, simple past and past participle foregrounded)

  1. To place in the foreground (physically or metaphorically)