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. The Gordon Highlanders, a former regiment of the British Army. one complete game of snooker; a match usually comprises at least three frames. Gordon's Gin. in psychology, Framing (psychology). Gordon, the first album by the Canadian pop band Barenaked Ladies. 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. Gordon Heights, New York.
See frame (dance). Gordon Township, Minnesota. the connection between lead and follow in partner dancing. Gordon County, Georgia. each player's turn in bowling games. Gordon, Douglas County, Wisconsin. also in mathematics, a frame can refer to a complete Heyting algebra. Gordon, Ashland County, Wisconsin.
Also projective frame. Gordon, Texas. See vierbein for an orthonormal frame. Gordon, Pennsylvania. 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. Gordon, Ohio. a frame of reference in physics. Gordon, Nebraska.
a narrative frame in literature, film, or storytelling. Gordon, Georgia. a frame tale in literature. Gordon, Alabama. Semantic frames in cognitive science, linguistics, or communication theory. Gordon River, a major river of Tasmania. the frame problem in artificial intelligence, a data structure for representing a stereotyped situation. Gordon, Victoria, a rural town.
in video compression different frames –- called I-frames, P-frames, B-frames, and D-frames –- are used for motion compensation. Gordon (UK Parliament constituency), a parliamentary constituency of the House of Commons. a complete image, or the set of all picture elements representing it, in video display. Gordon, Scotland, a local government district from 1975 to 1996. 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). Gordon Robinson, from the popular children's educational television program Sesame Street. frames are often called after a shape they resemble, e.g. Gordon Freeman, the main character in the Half Life series. in mechanical engineering, a bicycle frame, for instance. Gordon the Big Engine is engine number 4 in the Thomas the Tank Engine series. a beehive frame. Commissioner Gordon, the commissioner of Gotham City in Batman.
a space frame in construction. Flash Gordon, the lead character of a comic book series by the same name, and the movie and cartoon series based on it. in art, a picture frame is a solid border around a picture or painting. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gordon B. Gordon Bennett, any of one of five prominent people; also a common British English expression or exclamation.
George Gordon, 1st Marquess and 6th Earl of Huntly. George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly. George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly. 1967), an American baseball pitcher.
Tom Gordon (b. Stuart Gordon, an American director. Michael Gordon (disambiguation page). John Gordon (disambiguation page).
Jacob Gordon, see Jacob Gordin. Charles Gordon (disambiguation page). Aharon David Gordon (Aaron David Gordon).