frame of reference


frame of reference

Definition of FRAME OF REFERENCE

1
:  an arbitrary set of axes with reference to which the position or motion of something is described or physical laws are formulated
2
:  a set of ideas, conditions, or assumptions that determine how something will be approached, perceived, or understood <a Marxian frame of reference>

First Known Use of FRAME OF REFERENCE

1897

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