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English noun: foreground

1. foreground (cognition) the part of a scene that is near the viewer


Broader (hypernym)aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

2. foreground (artifact) (computer science) a window for an active application


Broader (hypernym)window


Part meronymCRT screen, screen


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: foreground

1. foreground (change) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent


SamplesThe introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics.


Synonymshighlight, play up, spotlight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring out, set off


Antonymsbackground, play down, downplay









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