Art history; Visual arts
In a picture, that which appears closest to the viewer.
Education; SAT vocabulary
That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
Computer; Software engineering
In job scheduling, the computing environment in which highpriority processes or those requiring user interaction are executed.
Photography; Professional photography
area in an image closer than the main subject.
Draw attention to something for artistic effect, or make the central element in a scene or story.
Software; Globalization software service
(1) In multiprogramming, the environment in which high-priority programs are run. See also background.
(2) In TSO, the environment in which programs are swapped in and out of main storage to allow terminal users to share processing time.
Software; Operating systems
The brush color of displayed characters and graphics, for example, the color of the text that is displayed in a TextBox control.
Semiconductors; Test equipment
In a personal computer, the activity subject to direct operator intervention. Background activities may be running on the computer simultaneously.
Arts & crafts; Modern art
The area of an image—usually a photograph, drawing, or painting—that appears closest to the viewer.