frame of referenceframe of reference
- Math. the fixed points, lines, or planes from which coordinates are measured
- the set of ideas, experiences, and circumstances forming the basis of someone's judgments, values, etc.
frame of reference
nounpl. frames of reference
- A set of coordinate axes in terms of which position or movement may be specified or with reference to which physical laws may be mathematically stated. Also called reference frame.
- A set of ideas, as of philosophical or religious doctrine, in terms of which other ideas are interpreted or assigned meaning.
(plural frames of reference)