front-load
transitive verb Date: 1976 to assign costs or benefits to the early stages of (as a contract, project, or time period)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • front-load — UK US verb [T] FINANCE ► to put or have more payments, charges, activities, etc. close to the beginning of a period: »The training programme is front loaded so that you begin to acquire knowledge and skills right at the start. »In this type of… …   Financial and business terms

  • front load — front′ load n. bus front end load • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • front-load — [frunt′lōd΄] vt. to put or concentrate (efforts, costs, expenditures, etc.) at the beginning of (a contract, project, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • front-load — adj. /frunt lohd /; v. /frunt lohd /, adj. 1. Also, front loaded. front loading (def. 1). v.t. 2. to load or fill from the front: to front load a washing machine; to front load a video recorder. 3. to put in from the front; insert: to front load… …   Universalium

  • front-load — adj. /frunt lohd /; v. /frunt lohd /, adj. 1. Also, front loaded. front loading (def. 1). v.t. 2. to load or fill from the front: to front load a washing machine; to front load a video recorder. 3. to put in from the front; insert: to front load… …   Useful english dictionary

  • front-load — 1. verb To assign to the initial periods. We front loaded the fees on the project. 2. noun Attributive form of front load. This is a front load fund, with 4.5% coming off the top. 3. adjective …   Wiktionary

  • front load — noun Something assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome. The front load on these mutual funds is a steep five percent. See Also: front loading, front loaded …   Wiktionary

  • front-load — frontload UK [ˈfrʌntləʊd] / US [ˈfrʌntloʊd] or front load UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms frontload : present tense I/you/we/they frontload he/she/it frontloads present participle frontloading past tense frontloaded past participle… …   English dictionary

  • front load. — See front end load. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • front load. — See front end load. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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