framing

noun
fram·​ing | \ ˈfrā-miŋ How to pronounce framing (audio) \

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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 framing of the survey questions asks us to consider a self-driving car, and some coverage of the study has suggested these are problems self-driving cars will need to be programmed to solve. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars," 9 Nov. 2018 There's the information laundering operation by the FBI, the spying operation and the framing of Donald Trump in the beginning in his team. Fox News, "Ronna McDaniel: Trump is an asset on the campaign trail," 11 Aug. 2018 Gut a Room Remove everything from a room, including the wall covering, until all that's left are the framing, subfloor, and what's inside the walls. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 What remains is the framing, or studs, and what's inside the walls, like plumbing pipes and electrical cable. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "How Long It Takes To Renovate Every Single Room In Your House," 26 Dec. 2018 The severity of the framing can seem at first like a distortion of reality, much like the wild, teeming soundscape, alive with buzzing insects, cawing birds, giggling children and distant gunshots. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Lucrecia Martel's 'Zama' is a feverishly brilliant tale of European colonialism and its discontents," 26 Apr. 2018 Even big holes could be okay in the center, but not the ends, of the framing. Jim Gorman, Popular Mechanics, "The DIY Home Inspection Checklist," 30 Mar. 2015 For some onlookers, the initial suicide framing of it all nevertheless reeks of yet another ploy by Erakat to get views on YouTube. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "A controversial YouTuber’s suicidal claims have fans questioning his motives," 24 Sep. 2018 Not a monolith The lumping of everything digital into a monolith is a framing that makes Oxford Internet Institute psychologist Andrew Przybylski groan. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "What do we actually know about the risks of screen time and digital media?," 17 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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