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 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.
After the front matter, you will find an invited essay, a second new component in this volume of the SERAS.
Each chapter consists of front matter (tables of contents and lists of sidebars, text tables, and figures), highlights, an introduction (chapter overview and organization), a narrative synthesis of data and related contextual information, a conclusion, notes, a glossary, and references).
Bookmap has many metadata elements for Front Matter (table of contents, figure and tables lists, dedication, etc.
Focusing his attention on front matter, or paratexts, of Renaissance books published in London between 1580 and 1620, Saenger examines how this overlooked element of book publication structured the way in which contemporary readers approached, engaged, and understood books, as well as how these preliminary pages served to "advertise, frame, and explain the text.
Each chapter consists of front matter (table of contents and lists of sidebars, text tables, and figures), highlights, an introduction (chapter overview and chapter organization), a narrative synthesis of data and related contextual information, a conclusion, notes, a glossary, and references.
I have given you the problematic example from the front matter of Slow Learner, but since the word appears multiply in every book the author has written, a brief catalogue is perhaps in order.
The opening gathering in all partbooks contains the front matter and consists of two leaves (unsigned [A] and [Aii]).
The book comprises several sections of front matter, the main dictionary of usage itself, and a bibliography of reference works at the end.
The front matter contains a preface stating the book's goals, a "how-to-use" guide that consists of sample pages, and a pronunciation key.
The attestation appeared in advertisements for the 1773 London edition of Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, Wheatley's only published volume of poetry, and as part of the front matter in all editions after the first.