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front matter

noun

Simple Definition of front matter

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of front matter

  1. :  matter preceding the main text of a book

Examples of front matter in a sentence

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



Circa 1909

First Known Use of front matter

circa 1909


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