Meaning of “frame of reference” in the English Dictionary


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frame of referencenoun [ C ]

/ˈfreɪm əv ˈref·ər·əns, ˈref·rəns/ plural frames of reference

a set of ideas or facts that a person accepts and that influences the person’s behavior, opinions, or decisions:

The report provided a common frame of reference for discussing public policy.

physics A frame of reference is also a system of lines and clocks that you can use to measure the position and motion of a set of objects and events in relation to each other.

(Definition of “frame of reference” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)