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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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