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. Mt. one complete game of snooker; a match usually comprises at least three frames. An area in the municipality of Marktl in the Altötting district (Bavaria). in psychology, Framing (psychology). A quarter in the city of Hüfingen in the Black Forest Baar District in Baden-Württemberg; see Hüfingen-Fürstenberg. 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. A part of Lichtenfels in the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg (Hesse); see Lichtenfels, Hesse.
See frame (dance). A part of Bad Wünnenberg in the district of Paderborn (North Rhine-Westphalia); see Fürstenberg (Westfalen). the connection between lead and follow in partner dancing. A quarter of Xanten in the district of Wesel (North Rhine-Westphalia); see Xanten-Fürstenberg. each player's turn in bowling games. An industrial district of Spree (Brandenburg); see Fürstenberg/Oder. also in mathematics, a frame can refer to a complete Heyting algebra. A municipality in the district Holzminden (Lower Saxony); see Fürstenberg (Weser).
Also projective frame. A city in the district of Oberhavel (Brandenburg); see Fürstenberg/Havel. See vierbein for an orthonormal frame. Fürstenberg Porcelain Company. 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. Royal Fürstenberg Brewery. a frame of reference in physics. County of Fürstenberg-Wolfach (1408 - 1490).
a narrative frame in literature, film, or storytelling. County of Fürstenberg-Weitra (1705 - 1806). a frame tale in literature. County of Fürstenberg-Taikowitz (1759 - 1806). Semantic frames in cognitive science, linguistics, or communication theory. County of Fürstenberg-Stühlingen (1614 - 1704). the frame problem in artificial intelligence, a data structure for representing a stereotyped situation. Principality of Fürstenberg-Pürglitz (1762 - 1806).
in video compression different frames –- called I-frames, P-frames, B-frames, and D-frames –- are used for motion compensation. County of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg (1559 - 1664). a complete image, or the set of all picture elements representing it, in video display. County of Fürstenberg-Geisingen (1441 - 1483). 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). County of Fürstenberg-Donaueichingen (1617 - 1698). frames are often called after a shape they resemble, e.g. County of Fürstenberg-Blomberg (1559 - 1614). in mechanical engineering, a bicycle frame, for instance. County of Fürstenberg-Baar (1441 - 1559). a beehive frame. County of Fürstenberg (1250 - 1408); see Fürstenberg (state).
a space frame in construction. A noble family of southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany; see Fürstenberg (family). in art, a picture frame is a solid border around a picture or painting.