fram·​ing | \ˈfrā-miŋ \

Definition of framing 

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Examples of framing in a Sentence

the framing of the debate will consist of a predetermined order of turns and follow-up comments

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The menswear lacked the millinery framing but continued the central homage to masterpieces past in jackets and coats that faithfully re-created more Renaissance artworks in punto pittura stitching. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana Presents an Alta Moda Lesson on Italian Art History," 8 Dec. 2018 The problem with that framing is that Archigram’s work still looks decidedly like the future, half a century later. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How the Archigram architectural collective, profiled in a comprehensive new book, designed for a more radical, and random, future," 26 Nov. 2018 Making his novel the framing decide for the story would certainly add some biases and embellishments to the plot. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "The Best "Riverdale" Season 3 Fan Theories, According to Reddit," 1 Oct. 2018 Rather than moralizing over Onira Tech’s invention, Reverie’s pilot simply uses it as a framing device, like a wormhole that takes Kint to new mindscapes instead of alien planets. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "NBC’s new VR thriller Reverie is a schmaltzy take on techno-dystopia," 30 May 2018 But with its sun streaks, soft focus and off-kilter framing, the photo has a fleeting, ethereal quality. New York Times, "Where the Real Los Angeles Meets the Dream," 20 Jan. 2018 Here are her solid five tips for optimal framing: 1. House Beautiful, "5 Commandments for Framing Photos and Art Perfectly," 22 Aug. 2015 And the president is said to also see political upside in a fight that, in his framing, pits patriotism against wealthy athletes. Jonathan Tamari,, "White House accuses Eagles of 'political stunt,' says players abandoned fans," 5 June 2018 But the camera never seemed to take a counterintuitive turn, or reveal nuance or theme through its framing, or add a touch of humor. Matthew Gilbert,, "Yes, ‘The Americans’ is great, but . . .," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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