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English definition of “upfront”

upfront

adjective (also up front)     /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt/
paid before goods are produced or received or services are performed: upfront cost/payment/fee Large upfront costs are incurred to write a complicated piece of software.
speaking or behaving in a way which makes intentions and beliefs clear: upfront about sth She's very upfront about why she wants the job. We've got to be more up front about the fees we charge.
→ See also front noun
(Definition of upfront adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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