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

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The tight, deliberate framing of the image is a typical touch in a story that never pretends to offer more than a partial view of events and is in no particular hurry to explain itself. Justin Chang, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Moving ‘Too Late to Die Young’ opens a window on a lost Chilean summer," 13 June 2019 After huge protests, which included the front pages of normally quiescent newspapers, at his obvious framing, the authorities released him. The Economist, "Politics this week," 14 June 2019 The narrow framing of the African American identity as urban and the erasure of black people from the American mythos lie at the core of these controversies. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Lil Nas X isn’t an anomaly — black people have always been a part of country music," 5 June 2019 Through this framing, the idea of choosing hope becomes both an existential act that affirms your humanity, and a form of resistance against cynical worldviews that dismiss hope as a powerful force for change. Aja Romano, Vox, "In the era of Trump and apocalyptic change, Hopepunk is a storytelling template for #resistance — and hanging onto your humanity at all costs.," 27 Dec. 2018 Chinese leaders who resist change have imported and embraced this framing. Weijian Shan, WSJ, "Both Sides Can Win the Trade War," 13 Aug. 2018 Among his more successful embellishments is the incorporation of the Luther character, accompanied by an onstage trombonist, as a framing device who even shows up late in the proceedings in ghostly form. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Sting': Theater Review," 9 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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