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    • the materials, such as the preface, frontispiece, and…
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front matter definition

  • noun:
    • the materials, such as the preface, frontispiece, and title page, preceding the written text in a novel.
    • Within a book, all content preceding the key text or work it self.
    • written matter preceding the primary text of a book
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