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fron·tal 1

1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: a frontal attack.
2. Anatomy
a. Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.
b. Of or relating to the frontal plane.
3. Of or relating to a meteorological front.

fron′tal·ly adv.

fron·tal 2

1. A drapery covering the front of an altar.
2. The façade of a building.

[Middle English frontel, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frontāle, from Latin frōns, front-, forehead, front.]
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Adv.1.frontally - in, at, or toward the front
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