Frame meaning

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To establish the context for and terminology regarding (a subject of discussion or debate), especially so as to exclude an unwanted point of view.

The question was framed to draw only one answer.

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(obsolete) Shape; form.
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To utter.

His lips framed the words.

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(informal) The act of framing an innocent person; frame-up.
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A pair of eyeglasses, excluding the lenses.

Had new lenses fitted into an old pair of frames.

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(archaic) To go; proceed.
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To put into words; compose; devise; contrive; conceive.

To frame an excuse.

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The definition of a frame is the general structure that gives a person or thing its shape, or how something is put together.

An example of a frame is the bone structure of the human skeleton.

An example of a frame is a house made of wood and stone.

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A frame is defined as the outside border that holds something in place on all sides.

An example of frame is the enclosed wood structure that holds a picture hanging on a wall.

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To frame means to put together, form, shape or compose.

An example of to frame is giving feedback with a compliment, a criticism and suggestions for change.

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(informal) A frame-up.
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To conceive or design.

Framed an alternate proposal.

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To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design.

To frame a constitution.

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To put together the parts of; construct.
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To adapt for a particular use; adjust; fit.

A law framed to equalize the tax burden.

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To enclose in a border; provide a border for (a mirror, picture, etc.)
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To photograph or film (objects or activity) within the limits of the frame.
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(informal) To falsify evidence, testimony, etc. beforehand in order to make (an innocent person) appear guilty.
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(obs.) To bring about; cause.
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Basic or skeletal structure around which a thing is built and that gives the thing its shape; framework, as of a house.
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Any of various machines built on or in a framework.
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The way that anything is constructed or put together; organization; form.
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A set of circumstances that serve as background to an event.
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Condition; state.

A bad frame of mind.

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An established order or system.
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(informal, baseball) An inning.
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(bowling, etc.) Any of the ten divisions of a game, in each of which the pins are set up anew.
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(linguis.) A syntactic construction with a blank left in it for testing which words will occur there.
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(shipbuilding) Any of the transverse strengthening members of a ship's hull that extend from the gunwale to the keel.
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(tv) A single scanning of the field of vision by the electron beam.
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Having a wooden framework, usually covered with boards.

A frame house.

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(1) In computer graphics, one screenful of data or its equivalent storage space. See frame buffer.
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A structure in the form of a structure of metal uprights and cross pieces with termination points on each side into which components can be mounted and conductors can be mechanically connected. The term is applied to distribution frames for cables and is the origin of the term mainframe computer.
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In asynchronous serial data communications, a transmission unit comprising a character of data and one or two parity bits, preceded by a start bit, succeeded by a stop bit. Asynchronous communications are said to be character-framed. See Figure F-5. See also asynchronous transmission.
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In synchronous data communications protocols such as HDLC and SDLC, a message unit. A frame comprises control data, address data, user data, and an error control mechanism.The frame is preceded by a beginning flag and succeeded by an ending flag. The data field of an SDLC frame, for example, can comprise as many as 4,096 octets and the various control fields add another four or six octets. See Figure F-6. See also SDLC and synchronous transmission.
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In digital carrier systems E-carrier, J-carrier, and T-carrier, a collection of time slots that repeats every 125 microseconds. In a channelized application, each time slot constitutes a channel. In an unchannelized application, the entire collection of time slots constitutes a channel. Figure F-7 is an illustration of a channelized T1 frame. Note: A T1 and J1 frame is always preceded by a framing bit, which is used for synchronization and other control purposes. An E-1 frame does not require a framing bit, as time slots 0 and 16 serve those functions. See also carrier, channel, E-carrier, framing bit, J-carrier, synchronous, T-carrier, and time slot.
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In video communications, a single photographic image that is one of many in a motion picture. See also frame rate.
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To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
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To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
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To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
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Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.

Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.

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Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
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To position visually within a fixed boundary.

The director frames the fishing scene very well.

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To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.

How would you frame your accomplishments?

The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.

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(criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.

The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.

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(intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
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(intransitive, dialectal) To move.

An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ― E. Brontë.

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The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.

Now that the frame is complete, we can start on the walls.

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The structure of a person's body.

His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing frame.

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A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.

The painting was housed in a beautifully carved frame.

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A piece of photographic film containing an image.

A film projector shows many frames in a single second.

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A context for understanding or interpretation.

In this frame, it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.

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(snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
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(networking) An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
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(bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
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(philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
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(film, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
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(Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
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(baseball, slang) An inning.
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The presentation of events in a narrative work, especially a work of literature or film, such that characters in the narrative exist in isolation, uninfluenced by, unaware of, and unable to interact with the narrator or audience.
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(obs.) To proceed or succeed; go.
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Origin of frame

  • Middle English from framen to make progress, to frame from Old English framian to avail, profit from fram forward from

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English framen, fremen, fremmen (“to construct, build, strengthen, refresh, perform, execute, profit, avail”), from Old English framian, fremian, fremman (“to profit, avail, advance, perform, promote, execute, commit, do”), from Proto-Germanic *framjaną (“to perform, promote”), from Proto-Indo-European *promo- (“front, forward”). Cognate with Low German framen (“to commit, effect”), Danish fremme (“to promote, further, perform”), Swedish främja (“to promote, encourage, forster”), Icelandic fremja (“to commit”). More at from.

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