frame of reference

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frame (noun) + of + reference (noun)

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frame of reference (plural frames of reference)

  1. a set of assumptions, ideas and standards that form a viewpoint from which philosophical, religious and other ideas may be evaluated
  2. (physics) a set of axes which enable an observer to measure the position and motion of all bodies in some system relative to the reference frame

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