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[fruhn-tal-i-tee, fron-]
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noun Fine Arts.
  1. the representation of the front view of figures or objects in a work of art.
  2. the organization of planes parallel to the picture plane in the pictorial arts, or the composition of volumes entirely from the front view in sculpture.

Origin of frontality

First recorded in 1900–05; frontal + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for frontality


  1. fine arts a frontal view, as in a painting or other work of art
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