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Meaning of FRONT-END

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the side that is forward or prominent
 

FRONT-END is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: forepart, front
 
 Antonyms: back end, backside, rear
 
 See Also: face, forefront, head, side

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. An intermediary computer that does set-up and filtering for another (usually more powerful but less friendly) machine (a "back end").

2. Software that provides an interface to another program "behind" it, which may not be as user-friendly. Probably from analogy with hardware front-ends that interfaced with mainframes.

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