forefront

[ fawr-fruhnt, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌfrʌnt, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the foremost part or place.
the position of greatest importance or prominence: in the forefront of today's writers.

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Origin of forefront

First recorded in 1425–75, forefront is from the late Middle English word forfrount, forefrount. See fore-, front
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British Dictionary definitions for forefront

forefront
/ (ˈfɔːˌfrʌnt) /

noun

the extreme front
the position of most prominence, responsibility, or action
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