Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for foregrounding

the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system

References in periodicals archive ?
The relevance of this to foregrounding is discussed in detail in section 4.
Of particular importance to LING 131 is the notion of foregrounding (reviewed in section 3).
The notion of foregrounding comes originally from the visual arts and refers to those elements of a work of art that stand out in some way.
The principles of foregrounding theory are observable in the work of the Gestalt psychologists of the early 1900s, particularly in Rubin's work on the distinction between figure and ground (see Koffka 177-210 for a detailed exposition of the figure and ground hypothesis).
Foregrounding can be achieved in one of two ways, either via parallelism or by deviation.
Foregrounding, or motivated deviation from linguistic or other socially accepted norms, has been claimed to be a basic principle of aesthetic communication.
To begin with the first method of achieving foregrounding, linguistic parallelism can be defined as unexpected regularity within a text, as can be seen in the example below, from President George W.
The regularity of the syntactic pattern thus creates a foregrounding effect whereby the three sentences can all be seen to have the same positive overtones.
The two examples given demonstrate how linguistic foregrounding can be achieved.
2 consists of a discussion as to how the lectures deviate internally in order to maintain the element of surprise generated by foregrounding.
Foregrounding Techniques in LING 131 Language and Style Lectures