There are 2 definitions of frontal in English:

frontal1

Line breaks: front¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌnt(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Of, at, or directed at the front: a frontal assault on the Maginot line the frontal view misses the octagonal tower
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  • Although both Newman and Fagg use a direct frontal pose, the results are strikingly different: one is expressive, the other documentary.
  • The quality of the copperplate engraving of each rosette is extraordinary, featuring both the frontal view of the stone carving and a cross-section to show the depth of the carved decoration.
  • For example, a two-page spread puts side-by-side a frontal view and a large feathered serpent head in such a way that underscores a formal similarity.
1.1Relating to the forehead or front part of the skull: the frontal sinuses
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  • However, to access the maxillary, ethmoid and frontal sinus, the sheep's middle turbinate needs to be removed.
  • A magnetic resonance image demonstrated sinusitis involving mainly the right maxillary, ethmoid, and frontal sinuses.
  • Cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed a giant intracranial parasagittal frontal tumour eroding through the top of the skull.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'relating to the forehead'): from modern Latin frontalis, from Latin frons, front- 'front, forehead'.

Derivatives

frontally

adverb
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  • Opposite the wife is a counterpart figure, also constrained, posed not frontally but in a position that suggests a slave with arms behind his back, buried with the chief.
  • Most sitters are portrayed frontally, aligned with the camera lens, in direct eye contact with the photographer and, in turn, the viewer.
  • ‘They're crazy to take him on this frontally,’ said a former West Wing official.

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There are 2 definitions of frontal in English:

frontal2

Line breaks: front¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌnt(ə)l
 
/

noun

A decorative cloth for covering the front of an altar.
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  • Also on show is the Minster's great processional banner, which is only used at the most important services of the year, and an array of vestments and altar frontals containing emblems of the Passion and used during Lent.
  • These gifts included altar frontals, wall hangings, bench covers, candlesticks, and a Bible, and joined a long list of items and estates the two had granted to Worcester in the years prior to Leofric's death.
  • There are also some lovely altar frontals, a crimson velvet one embroidered in gold by the daughter of Dean Kearney who was Rector from 1876-1912.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a band or ornament worn on the forehead): from Old French frontel, from Latin frontale, from frons, front- 'front, forehead'.

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