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 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 That kind of camera framing and anchoring tweak sells just how detail-obsessive Smash Ultimate's design team is. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system," 6 Dec. 2018 Public records show Lindquist worked for hours before and after publication to influence the story’s wording and framing. Sean Robinson, The Seattle Times, "Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist calls rival a liar as contest heats up," 18 Aug. 2018 Or different, but the same in terms of value and function and everything but framing, or the same, but more confusing. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The absurd quest to make the “best” razor," 11 Dec. 2018 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

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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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