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- the first or early part
- the part in front
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The first or early part of a period of time.
- The anterior part, as of an object or organism.