(of money, costs, etc) required or incurred in advance of a project in order to get it under way
- Front-end load
[fruhnt-end] /ˈfrʌntˌɛnd/ noun 1. the sales commission and other fees taken out of the first year’s payment under a contractual plan for purchasing shares of a mutual fund (front-end load fund) over a period of years. noun 1. commission and other expenses paid for as a large proportion of the early payments made by an […]
- Front-end loader
noun 1. a loader having a shovel or bucket at the end of an articulated arm located at the front of the vehicle.
- Front-end processor
noun, Computers. 1. a small computer or other dedicated device that performs preliminary processing of data for a host computer. noun 1. a small computer that receives data from input devices and performs some initial processing tasks on it before passing it to a more powerful computer for final processing (FEP) 1. A small computer […]
[fruhn-ten-is, fron-] /frʌnˈtɛn ɪs, frɒn-/ noun 1. a Latin American game, resembling squash, played with rackets and a hard rubber ball on a three-walled court similar to a jai alai court.