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foreground

the area of space in a perspective picture, depicted as nearest the viewer

foreground

[′fȯr‚grau̇nd]
(computer science)
A program or process of high priority that utilizes machine facilities as needed, with less critical, background work performed in otherwise unused time.

foreground

(Unix) On a time-sharing system, a task executing in foreground is one able to accept input from and return output to the user in contrast to one running in the background. Nowadays this term is primarily associated with Unix, but it appears first to have been used in this sense on OS/360. Normally, there is only one foreground task per terminal (or terminal window). Having multiple processes simultaneously reading the keyboard is confusing.
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In this sense LING 131 really does foreground foregrounding.
With strong demand for its services, Foreground Security is continuing to grow rapidly and was recognized on Washington Technology's Fast 50 in 2012 and won Network Products Guide's Hot Companies and Best Products award for "Best Deployments in Governance, Risk and Compliance" in 2011.
To solve this problem, this paper proposes a new framework for generating foreground seeds.
Although he noticed that there was a separation between the galaxy itself and the emission point of ionizing radiation, he concluded that this galaxy did not include the effect of any foreground galaxies, given the negligible probability of an overlapping foreground galaxy with such a small separation from its background galaxy.
Using some of the artworks I had printed pictures of, I went around the room asking students what was in the foreground and background of each.
The team initially proposed that both of the nearby spots were optical illusions generated by the gravity of a foreground galaxy.
I have not been able to find an example of the artist in the foreground and the subject in the background in the history of art,'' says Scheips.
It's not surprising, then, that the famous view featured in Glacier Point, Yosemite, 2004, takes up less of the two-panel composition than the scenic overlook in the foreground.
Although Vasari devotes most rhetorical energy to the description of Christ, he somewhat unexpectedly refers to the kneeling female figure in the center foreground (Fig.
Understanding of background, foreground, and middle-ground areas in a landscape.
The foreground spiral, NGC 3314a, may be 20 or 30 million light-years closer.