noun, plural frames of reference.
a structure of concepts, values, customs, views, etc., by means of which an individual or group perceives or evaluates data, communicates ideas, and regulates behavior.
Also called reference frame. Physics. a framework that is used for the observation and mathematical description of physical phenomena and the formulation of physical laws, usually consisting of an observer, a coordinate system, and a clock or clocks assigning times at positions with respect to the coordinate system.
a set of basic assumptions or standards that determines and sanctions behaviour
any set of planes or curves, such as the three coordinate axes, used to locate or measure movement of a point in space
frame of reference
See reference frame.
[freym-pak] /ˈfreɪmˌpæk/ noun 1. a backpack attached to a supporting of usually lightweight metal.
- Frame pointer
A pointer to the current activation record in an implementation of a block structured language. (1994-10-20)
[freym] /freɪm/ noun 1. a border or case for enclosing a picture, mirror, etc. 2. a rigid structure formed of relatively slender pieces, joined so as to surround sizable empty spaces or nonstructural panels, and generally used as a major support in building or engineering works, machinery, furniture, etc. 3. a body, especially a human […]
- Frame relay
communications A DTE-DCE interface specification based on LAPD (Q.921), the Integrated Services Digital Network version of LAPB (X.25 data link layer). A common specification was produced by a consortium of StrataCom, Cisco, Digital, and Northern Telecom. Frame Relay is the result of wide area networking requirements for speed; LAN-WAN and LAN-LAN internetworking; “bursty” data communications; […]