front matter


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front matter

n.
The material, such as the preface, frontispiece, and title page, preceding the text in a book.

front matter

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another name for prelims1

front′ mat`ter


n.
all material in a book that precedes the text.

front matter

- Things in the beginning of a book like an introduction and table of contents.
See also related terms for introduction.
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Noun1.front matter - written matter preceding the main text of a book
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
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In separate essays that constitute the front matter, each of the editors notes that Morgan's session was an early instance of electrical recording, which provided an improvement in fidelity from the .process that came before, acoustical recording.
For descent rates, you look in the approach book front matter.
The interaction of love and absence is reflected in the "intertwining lines of the voice and viola" (notes in the front matter).
Embarrassed, I hastened the book back into its package and explained to her that I had been asked to review it and hadn't seen it until then (I learned later from the front matter that this cover photograph is derived from an art installation entitled, "On Technologies of Man's Sensuality").
The jacket copy on its back cover calls Spurious "raucous" and "hilarious" and the front matter labels the book "a novel." These ate not the first words that come to mind.
The tables of contents of the earlier volumes are included in the front matter. Editor Chen is affiliated with the U.
We assist researchers by including in every published article value-added data, such as digital object identifiers and PubMed identifiers, and organizing Web site views through JRRD Topic Clusters and the "JRRD at a Glance" front matter section.
The text is set in a bewildering (albeit fashionable) mix of seriffed and sans serif types, and the rigid grid structure creates some unsolved problems in placing the illustrations: in the front matter, many of the pages are two-thirds blank, with the sad-looking little text creeping along the bottom, and in the rest of the book perhaps as many as a fourth of the illustrations are set at a ninety-degree angle.
The front matter of the commentary includes an extensive bibliography on Mark with a ten-point introduction to the critical issues of the gospel: structure, genre, sources, date, provenance, purpose, etc.
In addition to a foreword and editorial note, the front matter to this volume dedicated to Robert D.
However, the book's front matter gives a listing of these illustrations for handy reference.