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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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Gravitational lensing occurs when light from a distant object is distorted by a massive object that is in the foreground.
Before a hovering ledge of solid earth, the foreground dissolves into a miasma of bright gases, a void matching the sky's depth and countering its aspirational connotations.
The institutional modes of deploying censorship analyzed in earlier chapters remain active, but the intensity of interest in the issues of the Thirty Years' War foregrounds the print trade as an active shaper of public discourse.
Making liminality primary is relevant and necessary for a significant number of contemporary black male texts, including All-Night Visitors, because these texts foreground liminality.
While we cannot see the target upon which these two figures are focused, the series of vertical wooden posts that begins in the foreground of the painting and steadily recedes into the background, extending the work behind its frame, signals that Colville is also working with the history of abstraction here.
Through this white elliptical form, with its multiple rings, and surrounding black and white and colored ground, Lundsager foregrounds the act of looking, marking the viewer's self-projection into the composition and its surroundings.
Foreground Security, a cyber security consulting, training and services firm, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, a leading information security industry publication, has named Foreground Security a finalist for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the "Security Products and Solutions for Healthcare" category.
Foreground Security, a cyber security consulting, training and services firm, today announced its Virtual Security Operations Center (V-SOC), a set of complementary, modular and scalable solutions designed to assist government and commercial organizations anticipate, detect and respond to advanced threats and vulnerabilities across their information enterprise.
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Creative Computing Solutions (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, cybersecurity and security services, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, and their partner Foreground Security, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS's) new virtual data center, eCloud.
Foreground Security today announced that company President and CIO, David Amsler, and Executive Vice President for Cyber Security Solutions, Anthony Bargar, will be presenting in three sessions at the 8th Annual GFIRST National Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga.
Foreground Security today announced that in support of its significant growth the company has relocated its DC office to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building in Herndon, VA which is now several times larger than the previous office space.