from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the initial phase of a project: a front-end investment.
  • adj. Of or relating to the forward parts of a vehicle: a front-end alignment.

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  • n. Alternative form of front end.


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  • * Its Flickr search doesn't seem capable of finding groups on Yahoo's photo-sharing site, while its YouTube front-end was far more useful, allowing find-as-you-type searching through that site's vast catalog.

    Apple TV unboxing report

  • This afternoon I took a little time to work on some changes in Acire; my little graphical front-end to a library of Python Snippets.

    Acire Hacking | jonobacon@home

  • As for gedit being a better place, that would tie people into using GEdit as an editor: the goal of the project is that the snippets should be available anywhere – I am really keen to see a variety of interfaces, and Acire was my effort at producing a front-end.

    Acire Hacking | jonobacon@home

  • CNET has just published a great video step-by-step for moving an iTunes library to an external drive — so if you get more out of a video demo, the embedded video may be for you (once you make it through the front-end commercial, that is).

    Move Your iTunes Library To An External Hard Drive | Lifehacker Australia

  • This could be a GUI front-end to a command line tool, a simple app that does something useful for you that will improve your life, a game or anything else.

    The Grand App Writing Challenge | jonobacon@home

  • The drugstore said same-store sales for its front-end rose 1.6%, while same-store sales at pharmacies fell 0.9%.

    Walgreen Lifted By Lovely Sales Gain In March

  • "We have always been strong in the front-end, being very onsite-focused, but lacked the back-end," said Sandeep Sahai , CEO of Headstrong.

    Genpact Buys Headstrong to Gain I-T Presence

  • Given that the majority of children are now being raised in non-traditional households, this distinction harms the very children who may benefit the most from front-end heavy college fund investments.

    Liz Mandarano: College Savings Plans Should Not Be Defined as Gifts

  • Gerry Evelyn Employees like Jason LaRose, a senior Web designer foreground, and Umesh Upadhayay, a front-end Web developer, work at desks in an open space.

    A Branding Agency's 'Home' Office

  • Evermore Global Value, for example, charges 1.62%, with a 5% front-end load, well above the 1.46% average for other world stock funds with a load, according to Morningstar.

    Hey, Want to Try My Fund?


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  • the customer facing side of tech, ie, the web page, or user interface.

    also spotted as a verb, because you can verb all the nouns.

    September 2, 2017