foreground

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The elements of an image which lie closest to the picture plane
the application the user is currently interacting with; the application window that appears in front of all others
To place in the foreground (physically or metaphorically)
The subject of an image, often depicted at the bottom in a two-dimensional work
that part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator
{n} the part that lies before the figures
To run a program so that its output is visible to the user, or to bring a previously "backgrounded" program to the foreground Programs running in the foreground can display output and receive input from the user See Also: Background
Distance, n
That part of a scene, landscape, etc , which is near the viewer (between the observer and up to l/4 or 1/2 mile distant) The surface patterns or objects and visual elements are important in the "foreground" portions of views In the foreground portions of a view, observers are able to relate themselves to the size of individual visual elements (such as a tree) and are able to begin to sense their scale relationship to the landscape Aerial perspective is absent or insignificant in the "foreground", and the intensity and lightness or darkness of colors are seen in maximum contrast Wind motion in trees or on grass can be seen in this close-in area but seldom beyond
The foreground of a picture or scene you are looking at is the part or area of it that appears nearest to you. He is the bowler-hatted figure in the foreground of Orpen's famous painting. background
In painting, the elements of an image which lie closest to the picture plane
The area of the painting that appears closest to the viewer It is below that middle at the bottom of the painting
In a panel, the objects close to the viewer Generally, people or things in the foreground are the main focus of the panel
A foreground texture map that covers all rendered polygons Primarily used in the Decal or Genlock modes so as to permit partially obscured views of the polygons
If something or someone is in the foreground, or comes to the foreground, they receive a lot of attention. This is another worry that has come to the foreground in recent years
A foreground program runs and interacts with the user See Background
A window is in the foreground if its z position is closest An application is loosely said to be in the foreground if it has keyboard focus
The area of the Screen that the active window occupies Contrast with background
The program currently running on your computer Most computers have the ability to operate more than one application at a time, called multitasking The program that is receiving instructions from your mouse or keyboard is the one running in the foreground
In multitasking operations, the application or procedure that's visible and to which user-generated input is directed In Windows, the application that has the focus is in the foreground
When a program runs in the foreground of a computer, it is running in front of all other programs and is accessible to be modified or acted upon Evolution may be toggled between running in either the foreground or the background by pressing the key
n The design that is used when drawing using +foreground-ink+
The part of a scene or landscape that is nearest to the viewer
The area that appears to be nearest and in front of the other objects
Part of a picture which appears closest to the viewer and often is at the bottom of the picture
A process which is running, and available for the user to interact with
move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
- The part of a picture or view depicted as nearest to the viewer
The design used when drawing with +foreground-ink+
The part of an image that seems to be closest to the viewer Close
(computer science) a window for an active application
{i} area closest to the viewer; environment where the active application is found and where the user works and to which most of a system's resources are allocated (Computers)
The area between the camera and the principal subject
A program that is accepting or controlling a terminal's input is said to be running in the foreground
(computer science) a window for an active application the part of a scene that is near the viewer move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics
On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself
The interactive portion of the a computer system; e g when you are using CMS interactively, your commands are executed in the foreground, when you issue them
In an operating system, a process that runs in the foreground is runnign at a higher level of priority than a background task Only multitasking operating systems support true foreground and background processing; however, some applications programs can mimic background and foreground processing; many word processors will print a document while still accepting input from the keyboard
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the part of a scene that is near the viewer
Part of a two-dimensional artwork that appears to be nearer the viewer or in the front Middle ground and background are the parts of the picture that appear to be farther and farthest away
the part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer
foreground processing
the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
foreground program
high priority plan or project
foreground task
task located in the active window that a user is focusing on
foregrounding
the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
foreground
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