- of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; frontal attack.
- Meteorology. of or relating to the division between dissimilar air masses: frontal zone; frontal surface.
- Fine Arts.
Origin of frontal
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Examples from the Web for frontal
He specialized in frontal assaults on the enemy, and he quickly acquired a reputation for brutal and extreme violence.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’
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Its distinctiveness arises from a key region, the frontal cortex, not being fully developed.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, July 26, 2014
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One of the first areas to shut down are the frontal lobes where our judgment centers are located.6 Sleep Myths to Finally Put to Bed
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One photo is a frontal shot with her friend Blac Chyna with the caption “Getting right for the new year.”Did Kim Kardashian Photoshop Her Butt Selfie? Yes, She Probably Did.
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The doctors discovered the entry wound into the frontal lobe with a diameter about equal to that of a cigarette.The Little Syrian Girl With a Bullet in Her Head
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For their submarines are useless in frontal attack against our shores!
Anticus: frontal; belonging to or directed toward the front.
Frontal: referring to the front of head or anterior aspect of any part.
Superposed: placed one above the other, as the frontal tufts in some moths.
McDowell was making a frontal attack and sending in his brigades piecemeal.The Long Roll
- of, at, or in the front
- of or relating to the foreheadfrontal artery
- of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
- meteorol of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passagefrontal rainfall
C14 (in the sense: adornment for forehead, altar cloth): via Old French frontel, from Latin frontālia (pl) ornament worn on forehead, frontellum altar cloth, both from frōns forehead, front
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Word Origin and History for frontal
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- Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front.
- Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.
- Of or relating to the frontal plane.
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