front matter

noun

Definition of front matter

  1. :  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.

Circa 1909

First Known Use of front matter

circa 1909


FRONT MATTER Defined for English Language Learners

front matter

noun

Definition of front matter for English Language Learners

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


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