front matter


Definition of front matter

: matter preceding the main text of a book

Examples of front matter in a Sentence

The conventions of the book are explained in the front matter.

First Known Use of front matter

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front matter was circa 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of front matter

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

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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