frame of reference

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frame (noun) + of + reference (noun)


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.
    Anyone with an unsubverted or cleansed frame of reference likely couldn't bear seeing such mistreatment and violence.
  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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