front end
  • 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
  • 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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