front-end

adjective
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of front-end

:relating to or required at the beginning of an undertaking
  • no front-end charge at the time of investment

First Known Use of front-end

1962


front end

noun

Definition of front end

1 :a unit in a computer system devoted to controlling the data communications link between terminals and the main computer and often to the preliminary processing of data
2 :a software interface (such as a graphical user interface) designed to enable user-friendly interaction with a computer

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First Known Use of front end

1973


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