front end

Definitions

General Science

  • adjective
    (written as front-end)
    located at the start or most important point of a circuit or network
  • noun
    (written as front-end)
    the visible part of an application that is seen by a user and is used to view and work with information

Accounting

Cars & Driving

  • noun the body area incorporating the leading edge of the wings, the headlights, radiator grille and bumper, i.e. the full area that makes up the frontal appearance of the car

Commerce

  • noun the part of an organisation that meets and deals with customers face-to-face

Computing

  • adjective the visible part of an application that is seen by a user and is used to view and work with information

Electronics

  • In a client/server environment, the client part. The server part is the back end.
  • In computers, that which provides a user interface. For instance, in an application it may be a GUI where data is entered and seen, as opposed to the processing tasks that are not readily apparent to a user.
  • The first amplification stage of a receiver, such as a radio or TV receiver. May also refer to the first stages.
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