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English noun: forefront

1. forefront (location) the part in the front or nearest the viewer

SamplesHe was in the forefront.
He was at the head of the column.


Broader (hypernym)forepart, front, front end

2. forefront (cognition) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

SamplesThe Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England.
The idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy.

Synonymscutting edge, vanguard

Broader (hypernym)perspective, position, view

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