framing

noun

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

Example Sentences

the framing of the debate will consist of a predetermined order of turns and follow-up comments
Recent Examples on the Web The author also points out that the opponents of emancipation weren’t confined to the secessionist states, reminding us that while the Civil War is remembered as a battle between North and South, that framing is an oversimplification. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Dec. 2022 Ziwe’s framing of the moment was all that mattered in terms of what made the audience (me) actually cackle. Vulture, 16 Dec. 2022 Not if the framing is right, reports Times art critic Christopher Knight. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2022 That framing was influential for American scholars and journalists as well. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Oct. 2022 As long as the framing is them and us (or even us versus them), the new team will struggle to get traction. Rachel Montañez, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Key Specs Just like other QA models, this fan is designed to comfortably fit between both 16- and 24-inch on-center joists, so no framing will be necessary during installation. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2022 What the framing of the reasoning for the Dobbs case reveals is that Mississippi and like-minded parts of the South are no longer a world unto themselves, with thinking and habits kept separate from the rest of the country. W. Ralph Eubanks, CNN, 7 July 2022 Everything about the framing, the setting and the costuming depicts Zelensky as the consummate politician. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of framing was in 1703

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“Framing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/framing. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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