front matter
noun Date: circa 1909 matter preceding the main text of a book

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • front matter — front .matter n [U] all the pages at the very beginning of a book, including the page with the title on it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • front matter — front ,matter noun uncount TECHNICAL the information at the beginning of a book before the main part starts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • front matter — noun written matter preceding the main text of a book • Syn: ↑prelims • Hypernyms: ↑matter * * * noun [noncount] : the pages at the beginning of a book before the main part The conventions of the book are explained in the front matter. compare ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • front matter — front′ mat ter n. pri all material in a book that precedes the text …   From formal English to slang

  • front matter — Synonyms and related words: acknowledgments, anteriority, article, avant propos, back, back matter, bastard title, bibliography, bold front, book, brave face, brave front, breakthrough, catch line, catchword, chapter, clause, colophon, contents,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • front matter — /ˈfrʌnt mætə/ (say frunt matuh) noun the material in the front pages of a book, as contents list, preface, etc. (opposed to end matter) …   Australian English dictionary

  • front matter — Print. all material in a book that precedes the text proper, as the title page, copyright page, table of contents, dedication, and preface. Also called preliminaries. Cf. back matter. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • front matter — noun Within a book, all content preceding the main text or work itself. See Also: back matter …   Wiktionary

  • Front matter — Вступительная часть, печатный материал, предшествующий основному тексту (книги) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • front matter — noun (U) all the pages at the very beginning of a book, including the page with the title on it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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