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  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Now that the is complete, we can start on the walls.''
    1. The structure of a person's body.
  • His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing .
    1. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • The painting was housed in a beautifully carved .
    1. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  • A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
    1. A context for understanding or interpretation.
  • In this , it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
    1. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
    2. (computing) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
    3. (context, 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.
    4. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
    5. (context, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  • verb (fram, ing)
    1. (transitive) 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.
      1. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
      2. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
    1. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you your accomplishments?
  • The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
    1. (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to her.
  • Etymology: Old English framian.

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