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Meaning of foreground

fore•ground

Pronunciation: (fôr'ground", fōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the ground or parts situated, or represented as situated, in the front; the portion of a scene nearest to the viewer (opposed to background).
  2. a prominent or important position; forefront.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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