of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; frontal attack.
of, relating to, or situated near the forehead or the frontal bone.
- fron·tal·ly, adverb
- in·ter·fron·tal, adjective
- sub·fron·tal, adjective
- sub·fron·tal·ly, adverb
- trans·fron·tal, adjective
- trans·fron·tal·ly, adverb
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How to use frontal in a sentence
Then snow is generated as winds from the southwest aloft send comparatively mild air flowing across the frontal zone.After Sunday’s slush fest, another winter storm threatens by Wednesday night | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
In all, they tapped into over 320 neurons embedded in the subjects’ frontal brains.This Is Where Empathy Lives in the Brain, and How It Works | Shelly Fan | February 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The study found that people who successfully partnered on a task tend to have the frontal part of their brain activity singing in harmony.How Does Social Interaction Change Our Brains? Hyperscans Can Show Us | Shelly Fan | December 8, 2020 | Singularity Hub
If you’ve noticed an uptick of male frontal nudity in TV and in movies in recent years, you’re onto something.More Penises Are Appearing On TV And In Film – But Why Are Nearly All Of Them Prosthetic? | LGBTQ-Editor | October 10, 2020 | No Straight News
They targeted an area called the frontal eye field, around the front of the head, which is part of the visual perception system.How Scientists Influenced Monkeys’ Decisions Using Ultrasound in Their Brains | Shelly Fan | May 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Much has been made about a so-called “full-frontal” that Ben Affleck has in a scene late in the movie.Neil Patrick Harris: Yes, That’s My Penis In ‘Gone Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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’ | Bruce Riedel | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its distinctiveness arises from a key region, the frontal cortex, not being fully developed.
With no rulers or full frontal nudity, the men in the Smallest Penis Pageant seemed normal-sized.And the Wiener Is…My Trip to Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis Pageant | Tessa Miller | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the first areas to shut down are the frontal lobes where our judgment centers are located.
Macdonald attempted, by a combined frontal attack and a turning movement, to dislodge them.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The frontal attack was being personally directed by the general, who stood on the high bank of the river.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
They seemed to make her small feet appear smaller, and lent to her slender ankles an exaggerated frontal curve.Dope | Sax Rohmer
The cranium has a low, depressed arch, with a very narrow frontal region and highly developed superciliary ridges.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
One party of Kurds occupied the top of the shelf of rock, while the main body prepared for a frontal attack.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for frontal
of, at, or in the front
of or relating to the forehead: frontal artery
of or relating to the anterior part of a body or organ
meteorol of, relating to, or resulting from a front or its passage: frontal rainfall
- frontally, adverb
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