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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:

Engineering and construction[edit]

  • A-Frame, a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight economical manner
  • Bicycle frame, the main component of a bicycle, onto which other components are fitted
    • Motorcycle frame, main component of a motorcycle, onto which other components are fitted
  • Door frame or window frame, structures fixed to buildings, vehicles or other containers to which the hinges of doors or windows are attached and can be locked shut
  • Frame (aircraft), structural rings in an aircraft fuselage
  • Frame (loudspeaker) or basket, a structural component which supports the functional components of a loudspeaker
  • Frame (nautical), skeleton of a ship
  • Frame and panel, a method of woodworking
  • Vehicle frame, to which everything on an automobile is mounted
  • Framer, a carpenter who assembles major structural elements in constructing a building
  • Framing (construction), a building term known as light frame construction
  • Lever frame, a railway signalling device containing interlocks for signals, points (railroad switches) etc.
  • Locomotive frame, section on engine frames
  • The frame or receiver, one of the basic parts of a modern firearm
  • Space frame, a method of construction using lightweight materials
  • Timber framing, a method of building for creating framed structures of heavy timber



  • FRAME Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments
  • Frame Overo, a coat pattern in horses
  • Reading frame divides a sequence of nucleotides into a set of consecutive, non-overlapping triplets.
  • Frameshift mutation, when a single base-pair is added to a DNA string, causing incorrect transcription.
  • Frame analysis, a social science research method used to analyze how people understand situations and activities.
  • FRAMES methods of brief intervention against alcohol misuse.


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Arts and media[edit]

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