Frontispiece meaning

frŭn'tĭ-spēs'
An illustration that faces or immediately precedes the title page of a book, book section, or magazine.
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A title page.
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A façade, especially an ornamental façade.
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A small ornamental pediment, as on top of a door or window.
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The first page, esp. the title page, of a book.
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An illustration facing the title page of a book.
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The main facade.
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A pediment over a door, window, etc.
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(publishing) An illustration that is on the page before the title page of a book, a section of one, or a magazine.
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(archaic, publishing) The title page of a book.
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(architecture) A façade, especially an ornamental one.
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(architecture) A small pediment of which is ornamental, especially on the top of a window or door.
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Origin of frontispiece

Alteration (influenced by piece) of French frontispice from Late Latin frontispicium façade of a building Latin frontis genitive of frōns forehead, front Latin specere to look at spek- in Indo-European roots