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freɪm Listen
  • a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.
  • a person's body with reference to its size or build.
    E.g. a shiver shook her slim frame
  • a basic structure that underlies or supports a system, concept, or text.
    E.g. the establishment of conditions provides a frame for interpretation
  • a structural environment within which a class of words or other linguistic units can be correctly used. For example I — him is a frame for a large class of transitive verbs.
  • a single complete picture in a series forming a cinema, television, or video film.
    E.g. video footage slowed down to 20 frames a second
  • the triangular structure for positioning the red balls in snooker.
  • place (a picture or photograph) in a frame.
    E.g. he had had the photo framed
  • formulate (a concept, plan, or system).
    E.g. staff have proved invaluable in framing the proposals
  • produce false evidence against (an innocent person) so that they appear guilty.
    E.g. he claims he was framed
frame of reference
ˌfreɪm əv ˈrɛf(ə)r(ə)ns Listen
  • a set of criteria or stated values in relation to which measurements or judgements can be made.
    E.g. the observer interprets what he sees in terms of his own cultural frame of reference

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