frontal


1fron·tal

noun \ˈfrən-təl\

Definition of FRONTAL

1
[Middle English frontel, from Medieval Latin frontellum, diminutive of Latin front-, frons] :  a cloth hanging over the front of an altar
2
:  facade 1

First Known Use of FRONTAL

14th century

Rhymes with FRONTAL

2frontal

adjective

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

: relating to or showing the front of the human body

Full Definition of FRONTAL

1
:  of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone
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
:  parallel to the main axis of the body and at right angles to the sagittal plane
4
:  of or relating to a meteorological front
fron·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of FRONTAL

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

Origin of FRONTAL

New Latin frontalis, from Latin front-, frons
First Known Use: 1656

Related to FRONTAL

fron·tal

adjective \ˈfrənt-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FRONTAL

1
: of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone
2
: of, relating to, or situated at the front or anteriorly
3
: parallel to the main axis of the body and at right angles to the sagittal plane <a frontal plane>
fron·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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