• WordNet 3.6
    • adj frontal belonging to the front part "a frontal appendage"
    • adj frontal of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone "the frontal lobes"
    • adj frontal meeting front to front "a frontal attack","a head-on collision"
    • adj frontal of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air "frontal rainfall"
    • n frontal the face or front of a building
    • n frontal a drapery that covers the front of an altar
    • n frontal an adornment worn on the forehead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frontal (Arch) A little pediment over a door or window.
    • Frontal (Med) A medicament or application for the forehead.
    • Frontal (Eccl) A movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies.
    • Frontal An ornamental band for the hair.
    • a Frontal (Anat) Belonging to the front part; being in front
    • Frontal Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet
    • Frontal (Anat) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium.
    • Frontal The metal face guard of a soldier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frontal Being in front.
    • frontal Of or pertaining to the forehead or frons, or to the bone of the forehead: as, the frontal crest of a bird; frontal plates of a reptile.
    • frontal In entomology See clypeal suture, under clypeal.
    • n frontal Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet. An ornamental band for the hair.
    • n frontal Something that comes or is situated in front; a front piece or part, as (formerly) the valance of a bed.
    • n frontal Specifically In heraldry: The front of anything, as of a helmet or a cap.
    • n frontal The forehead, as of a human head, used as a bearing.
    • n frontal In architecture, a little pediment or frontispiece over a small door or window.
    • n frontal Eccles.: A movable cover or hanging for the front of an altar. Frontals are of silk, satin, damask, or other material, and are made of different colors for the different festivals and seasons of the church year. Sometimes they cover not only the front but the ends of the altar; this was usual in the middle ages. Over the upper part of the frontal falls another shorter hanging, also reaching the whole width of the altar, and along the ends. This is now commonly called the superfrontal (formerly the frontel or frontlet), and is attached to one of the three linen cloths on the mensa or to the frontal, concealing the edge of the altar. Also called front, and by the Latin names antependium, palla, and pallium.
    • n frontal In England, in the middle ages, also a movable cover of wood or precious metal for the front of the altar. Such a frontal was sometimes called a table (also tabula, tablementum).
    • n frontal In medicine, a medicament or preparation to be applied to the forehead.
    • n frontal In anatomy and zoology, the frontal bone; the bone of the forehead. In its primitive state it consists of a pair of bones, being developed from lateral paired centers of ossification in the membranous cranium. It attains great comparative size in birds. See cuts under Anura, Balænidæ, Crocodilia, Cyclodus, Gallinæ, parasphenoid, and skull.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Frontal of or belonging to the front or forehead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. frontal, fronteau, OF. Frontel, frontal, L. frontale, an ornament for the forehead, frontlet. See Front
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. frons, frontis, the forehead.


In literature:

It may be that the means adopted consist of a frontal attack, the overcoming of an obstacle by force.
"The Practice of Autosuggestion" by C. Harry Brooks
Sir Ian Hamilton refused to throw away his troops in hopeless frontal attacks against practically impregnable defenses.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
For three days these frontal attacks were continued.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The party of the left presents a more frontal attack upon the teaching of the writing of English.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
By irritating the frontal lobes of dogs, Richet and Bernard produced vertigo and certain physical phenomena (snuffing, barking, and biting).
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
He'll have to mount a frontal attack, against protected American riflemen.
"Remember the Alamo" by R. R. Fehrenbach
The communion table has a very handsome cover, with red frontal, elaborately embroidered with old Roman work.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
The frontal swell of the occipito-frontalis.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The Captain dismissed all further argument by a direct frontal attack on the subject.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
The wrinkle in the line of the frontal suture was more deeply indented.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 9" by Various
Others have made a frontal attack upon the follies and crimes of to-day.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
I jumped out and went up to the Army Medical Officer and delivered a frontal attack, discharging execrable French.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
This was a frontal attack.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
In frontal attack they were held, but one Union command after another had to retire, to avoid capture under flank attacks.
"Stone's River" by Wilson J. Vance
Horns, being processes or continuations of the frontal bone.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
We crept up it, and from the summit descended by a glissade to the frontal portion of the cavern.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
They then produce severe frontal headaches, making sleep impossible.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Yet he didn't have the men and arms for a frontal assault.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Macdonald attempted, by a combined frontal attack and a turning movement, to dislodge them.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Frontal bones distinct from parietals; palatines fused with maxillaries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

One junior rose - with eyeballs tense,
And swollen frontal veins:
To all his powers of eloquence
He gave the fullest reins.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Pathway to the frontal sinus .
It interacted with a frontal system and created a lot of damage.
Frontal lobe syndrome is a disorder affecting the prefrontal areas of the frontal lobe .
How can a filmmaker re-create authentic sixties-era full-frontal nudity while shooting in the age of bikini waxing.
Full frontal, and full back-al, too.
The SuperSabot is a lead-free,63-diameter shotgun slug with expansion up to 1-inch and 58 percent more frontal area than standard.50 caliber muzzleloader slugs.
Imaging Systems Cover Lateral, Frontal Anatomy Simultaneously .
This top Accord also has a first-ever frontal collision warning system, and some Accords are available with a cloud-based HondaLink system that provides hands-free access to services, audio and information.
General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic and Buick Verano small cars over concerns that the driver's side frontal airbags may not work properly.
A frontal system is working across KY and it will bring some showers and storms.
To Hem, the only “really†pro- black policy is an explicitly labeled, full-frontal attack on Black Problems.
Sunshine will follow this morning's cold frontal passage.
Talk between the brain's decision-making center, or frontal cortex, and other brain regions might distinguish aware individuals from those stripped of conscious thought.
Excessive frontal movement is commonly seen in long axis strokes.
The jet stream has begun its annual southward move seen every September, and this pattern often brings frontal boundaries through every 5 to 7 days.

In science:

Treves, Frontal latching networks: a possible neural basis for infinite recursion.
Generating functionals for autonomous latching dynamics in attractor relict networks
Note the few fluid supplying strands from the inlet to the frontal region at low Ca compared to the case at high Ca .
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
One consisting of the frontal region continuously covering new tubes, and the other consisting of the more static structure behind the front.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
The frontal region is supplied by nonwetting fluid through a set of strands that connect the frontal region to the inlet.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
When the strands approach the frontal region they are more likely to split.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
We assume that the displacement pattern of the frontal region for length less than the correlation length (in our case ws) is statistically equal to IP patterns in Ref. .
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
Therefore, the length of a strand in the frontal region is proportional to ∆hDs when ∆h is less than ws .
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
From Fig. 9, we note that at high Ca the lengths of individual strands in the frontal region approach the minimum length due to the tubes.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
At low Ca few strands are supplying the frontal region with nonwetting fluid, and the strands split many times before the whole front is covered.
A Numerical Study of Capillary and Viscous Drainage in Porous Media
It is significant that concepts of the heterogeneous nucleation and the strain controlling the crystal growth (the last is localized in the frontal region of the growing crystal) are the universal for the exposition of martensite crystal formation.
Physical nature of fcc-bcc martensitic transformation in iron based alloys
Any additional frontal illumination of the inner edge of the optically-thick disk at 4 AU by FUV and X-ray photons may provide an additional heating source that could help puff up the disk or help launch the photoevaporative flow.
High-resolution Spectroscopy of [Ne II] Emission from TW Hya
The average pressure on the front of a bullet is the retarding force divided by the frontal area of the bullet. The pressure exerted by the medium on the bullet is equal to the pressure exerted by the bullet on the medium. Because the frontal area of a bullet is small, the pressure at the front of the bullet is large.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
The vector field ν is called the normal vector of the frontal f .
Criteria for cuspidal S_k singularities and their applications
These marks are indicators that gene expression has been altered, and Professor Petronis reports finding them not only in the frontal cortex of his patients, but also in their sperm. [American Journal of Human Genetics vol 82 p 696].
Role of Glia cells in the formation of memory in the brain
The matrix on the left-hand side of (17) is called the j th frontal matrix.
Logarithmic barriers for sparse matrix cones