front matter

noun

Definition of front matter

: 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.

First Known Use of front matter

circa 1909

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front matter

Definition of front matter for English Language Learners

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


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