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frontal

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noun fron·tal \ˈfrən-təl\

Definition of frontal

  1. 1 [Middle English frontel, from Medieval Latin frontellum, diminutive of Latin front-, frons] :  a cloth hanging over the front of an altar

  2. 2 :  facade 1



14th Century

First Known Use of frontal

14th century


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frontal

adjective fron·tal

Simple Definition of frontal

  • : relating to the front of something : directed at the front

  • : relating to or showing the front of the human body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frontal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or situated at the front b :  directed against the front or at the main point or issue :  direct <frontal assault>

  3. 3 :  parallel to the main axis of the body and at right angles to the sagittal plane

  4. 4 :  of or relating to a meteorological front

frontally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of frontal in a sentence

  1. <most cars have the engine in the frontal part>



Origin and Etymology of frontal

New Latin frontalis, from Latin front-, frons


First Known Use: 1656

Rhymes with frontal


FRONTAL Defined for Kids

frontal

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adjective fron·tal \ˈfrən-təl\

Definition of frontal for Students

  1. :  of or directed at a front <a frontal attack>




Medical Dictionary

frontal

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adjective fron·tal \ˈfrənt-əl\

Medical Definition of frontal

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or situated at the front or anteriorly

  3. 3:  parallel to the main axis of the body and at right angles to the sagittal plane <a frontal plane>

frontally

\-əl-ē\play adverb




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