foreground has definitions from the field of computer science
[ noun ] the part of a scene that is near the viewer

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Long observation has taught Mason that most landscape can be reduced to three essential planes : a foreground in sharp focus - either a light area with dark accents or a dark one with lights ; a middle_distance often containing the major motif ; and a background , usually a silhouetted form foiled against the sky .

In following this general principle , Mason provides the observer with a natural eye progression from foreground to background , and the illusion of depth is instantly created .

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[ verb ] move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent


"The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"

[ noun ] (computer science) a window for an active application