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

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the framing of the debate will consist of a predetermined order of turns and follow-up comments
Recent Examples on the Web Great use of b-roll and pictures, and great lighting and framing of the interviews. Dallas News, "Student journalists win Dallas Morning News contest for covering tornadoes, homecoming, vaping and more," 20 Apr. 2020 What is tightly wound into the Oberoi genes—along with the mastery of detail and framing of incredible views of the Taj Mahal and other wonders—is the idea of hospitality as a high art form. Stephanie Rafanelli, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Oberoi Marrakech: First In," 25 Mar. 2020 Jason Foafoa, a finish carpenter, proceeded to work as usual, to a 40-story apartment building, its upper floors still skeletal as the framing and walls go up. Karen Weise, New York Times, "‘It’s a Weird Feeling’: Seattle Hunkers Down Amid Coronavirus Outbreak," 5 Mar. 2020 Prints range from $15 to $40, depending on size and framing. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After enduring 3 pregnancy losses, this Grafton mompreneur designed products to help other moms through similar experiences," 20 Feb. 2020 This doesn't quite reflect the ferocity of the Fox hosts' framing of the matter, which has taken on an us-vs.-them coloration. Author: Paul Farhi, Anchorage Daily News, "For Fox News hosts, the hydroxychloroquine controversy is fuel for the culture war," 11 Apr. 2020 In a framing device, Gen. George S. Patton (Ed Harris) stands before his troops in 1945, explaining the nature of bravery and introducing Marceau as a prime example. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Resistance': Film Review," 26 Mar. 2020 This short but potentially monumental flight serves as a framing device for flashbacks that illustrate how James and Amelia find themselves together in the balloon in the first place. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Movie review: ‘The Aeronauts’ falls flat," 5 Dec. 2019 Nearly every framing device that Pelosi has presented to justify her inaction pivots on the ostensible political cost of initiating impeachment proceedings during the 2020 election cycle. Elizabeth Spiers, The New Republic, "Beyond Pelosi," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of framing was in 1703

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15 May 2020

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“Framing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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