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forefront

[fawr-fruhnt, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfrʌnt, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
the foremost part or place.
2.
the position of greatest importance or prominence:
in the forefront of today's writers.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English forfrount, forefrount. See fore-, front
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British Dictionary definitions for fore-front

forefront

/ˈfɔːˌfrʌnt/
noun
1.
the extreme front
2.
the position of most prominence, responsibility, or action
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Word Origin and History for fore-front

forefront

n.

late 15c., a Germanic-Latin hybrid, from fore- + front (n.). Originally of buildings; the main modern sense is from military meaning "front rank of an army" (1510s).

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