front matter

front matter


: the pages at the beginning of a book before the main part

Full Definition of FRONT MATTER

:  matter preceding the main text of a book

Examples of FRONT MATTER

  1. The conventions of the book are explained in the front matter.

First Known Use of FRONT MATTER

circa 1909


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