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1. The part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer.
2. See forefront.
tr.v. fore·ground·ed, fore·ground·ing, fore·grounds
To place in the foreground; call attention to: "He is currently at work on a trilogy of pieces ... which foreground the Algerian War" (Eleanor Heartney).
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Noun1.foregrounding - the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
priority processing - data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
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He covers grounding: a literature review, grammatical features of Chinese and previous grounding analysis, at the verb phrase core: foregrounding through bounding, in single-verb clauses: constituent order and grounding, in complex predicates: grounding of verb phrases, in complex sentences: margins versus nucleus, coercion in semantic and aspectual reinterpretation, and the foregrounding function of jiu.
Voss examines an archive of about sixty pamphlets published between 1590 and 1594 offering "news" from the civil war in France and foregrounding the figure of the Protestant king, Henry of Navarre.
The memorability of a lecture may be explained in part using linguistic foregrounding theory, arguably the cornerstone of stylistic analysis.
Middleton maintains that Morrison, by foregrounding the spoken language in her novels, stimulates the reader's memory to "see how the survival of cultural consciousness, or nomos, is preserved in a highly literate culture" (29).
Though not explicitly articulated, these questions haunt the Canadian Centre for Architecture's exhibition "Viewing Olmsted: Photographs by Robert Burley, Lee Friedlander, and Geoffrey James." Mounted on the 100th anniversary of Olmsted's retirement, as if to test his prediction that it would take his parks a century to mature, "Viewing Olmsted" presents a critical survey - its title foregrounding the act and apparatuses of vision, and its selection of three idiosyncratic photographers yielding deliberately disparate views of the landscape architect's work.
Working with the cinematic medium in entirely new ways, playfully and profoundly foregrounding the artifices of his own image-making, McLaren detonated the very perceptual frameworks of the institution which employed him and, in the process, opened up the possibilities of Canadian cinematic expression.
The work displays Bouchet's self-consciousness as well, because it images the text's own literary and poetic "labyrinthicity." Examining illustrations, marginal annotations, liminary texts, and layout, Armstrong finds that the Poitiers editions tend to respect the labyrinthine aspects of the text, while the Paris editions seem more interested in foregrounding traditional moral themes.
Doyle divides her five authors into three categories based on their novels' "narrative tendencies": "late Romantic" (Toomer and Joyce), in which the novels mock the ideal of "pure" maternity by foregrounding racially and sexually transgressive mother figures and allowing their alienated voices to be heard; "interruptive" (Ellison), in which the narrator attempts repeatedly to excise the mother figure and, in doing so, to disembody himself, producing a gap-ridden narrative structure; and "intercorporeal" (Woolf and Morrison), in which the narration begins with the mother's body but then moves outward through the objects of the material world inhabited by the mother and other characters to construct a non-mother-centered embodiment.
Foregrounding the latent content of Minimalism's pristine forms, his soft, mobile rectangles brought art to "life" only to underscore the gallery's funereal aura.
The introductory chapter of Refiguring the Hero examines the concept of the hero from classical epic through medieval Spanish literature to the Renaissance, foregrounding the conflicts between Christian values and the violent idea] of heroism.
it is ft foregrounding of tentativeness and open-endedness that significantly amounts for liminality in the texts of contemporary black male writers.
The repetition serves to push the object of representation into a deeper space, foregrounding the effort that is involved in reproducing it.