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A frame is a structural system that supports other components of a physical construction.

Frame and FRAME may also refer to:

Arts and media[edit]

Film and television[edit]



Other uses in arts[edit]

  • Frame tale, a narrative technique, for telling stories within a story
  • Frame as a synonym for the human body, especially in poetic contexts

Physical objects[edit]

In building construction[edit]

  • Framing (construction), a building term known as light frame construction
  • Framer, a carpenter who assembles major structural elements in constructing a building
  • A-Frame, a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight economical manner
  • Door frame or window frame, fixed structures fto which the hinges of doors or windows are attached
  • Frame and panel, a method of woodworking
  • Space frame, a method of construction using lightweight materials
  • Timber framing, a method of building for creating framed structures of heavy timber

In vehicles[edit]

Other physical objects[edit]

  • Frame (loudspeaker) or basket, a structural component which supports the functional components of a loudspeaker
  • Bed frame, the part of a bed used to position the mattress and base
  • Climbing frame or jungle gym, a piece of equipment for children's play
  • Eyeglass frame
  • Lever frame, a railway signalling device containing interlocks for signals, points (railroad switches) etc.
  • Picture frame, a solid border around a picture or painting
  • Receiver (firearms) or frame, one of the basic parts of a modern firearm
  • Spinning frame, an invention of the Industrial Revolution for spinning thread or yarn from fibre such as wool or cotton
  • Water frame, a water-powered spinning frame which was an easy way to create cotton

Computing and telecommunications[edit]

In displays[edit]

  • Frame (GUI), a box used to hold other widgets in a graphical user interface
  • Frame (video), an electronically coded still image
  • Frame rate, the number of frames—or images—displayed on screen per unit of time, usually expressed in frames per second (FPS)
  • Framing (World Wide Web), a method of displaying multiple HTML documents on one page of a web browser
    • Iframes, a frame element in HTML code


Other uses in computing and telecommunications[edit]


  • Basis, an ordered basis is also called a "frame"
  • Frame bundle, in mathematics is a principal fiber bundle associated with any vector bundle
  • Frame of reference, the set of coordinates in which a system is observed
  • Frame of a vector space, a generalization of a basis to sets of possibly linearly dependent vectors which also satisfy the frame condition
  • Frames and locales, in order theory
  • k-frame, a generalization of a basis to linearly independent sets of vectors that need not span the space
  • Frame, a generalization of a basis of a vector space to sets that may be linearly dependent.
  • Moving frame, in differential geometry
  • Orthonormal frame, in Riemannian geometry
  • Projective frame, in projective geometry
  • Sampling frame, a set of items or events possible to measure (statistics)

Other sciences[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]