front matter noun
: the pages at the beginning of a book before the main part
: matter preceding the main text of a book
Examples of FRONT MATTER
- The conventions of the book are explained in the front matter.
First Known Use of FRONT MATTER
Rhymes with FRONT MATTER
, dark matter
, gray matter
, no matter
, the matter
, white matter
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