A frame or framework is a structural system or a skeleton that supports other components of the object. It is used in this basic sense in art, construction, and mechanical engineering, and the expression 'frame' for eyeglasses.
The word also has many extended, metaphorical meanings in various fields:
The Frames is also the name of an Irish rock band, fronted by Glen Hansard.
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A frame or framework is a structural system or a skeleton that supports other components of the object. Michael German, a British politician. one complete game of snooker; a match usually comprises at least three frames. Lindsey German, a British activist. in psychology, Framing (psychology). Edward German, a musical composer. in law, to frame someone is to make it look as if they committed a crime when they in fact did not commit said crime, as in the title of the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit; see frameup. German people, collectively or individually.
See frame (dance). the German language. the connection between lead and follow in partner dancing. anything related to the land of Germany and its people. each player's turn in bowling games. also in mathematics, a frame can refer to a complete Heyting algebra.
Also projective frame. See vierbein for an orthonormal frame. in mathematics, a frame is an abstract concept on a manifold, generalising frame of reference to a basis for the tangent bundle varying from point to point. a frame of reference in physics.
a narrative frame in literature, film, or storytelling. a frame tale in literature. Semantic frames in cognitive science, linguistics, or communication theory. the frame problem in artificial intelligence, a data structure for representing a stereotyped situation.
in video compression different frames –- called I-frames, P-frames, B-frames, and D-frames –- are used for motion compensation. a complete image, or the set of all picture elements representing it, in video display. one of the film frames or video frames composing a film or video
an A-frame, often used as a caning -, whipping - or flogging frame, used for securing the victim of physical punishment (either standing with his hands tied where the side bars meet above him, or to bend over the shorter cross-bar). frames are often called after a shape they resemble, e.g. in mechanical engineering, a bicycle frame, for instance. a beehive frame.
a space frame in construction. in art, a picture frame is a solid border around a picture or painting.