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Meaning of front-loading

front-loading

Pronunciation: (frunt'lō"ding), [key]
— adj.
  1. designed to be loaded, supplied, or tended from the front: a front-loading washer; a front-loading VCR.
—n.
  1. the practice of expending maximum effort, collecting a fee, interest, or commissions, etc., as early as possible: the front-loading of commissions on insurance premiums.
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