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 Rather than enter a home, the inspector waits outside as the contractor goes around inside holding up a phone and showing off the work — wiring, plumbing, framing, HVAC, etc. John Kelly, Washington Post, "When red tape threatened a pool for a special girl, the permit police helped out," 30 June 2020 Vice Chancellor Mogulof responded to Re via email and declined to apologize for the framing of the school’s official response. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "UC Berkeley laments toll George Floyd's death has taken on students after murder of 19-year-old white student," 26 June 2020 Gender has become a culture war, while divorce has not—and without that divisive framing, a significant change to the law garnered little notice. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "The Conservative Case for Liberalizing Divorce," 26 June 2020 In art, context provides the philosophical framing elements for determining the meaning of an artwork. Nickole Kerner Bobley, Houston Chronicle, "Artfeel: Woodlands photographer finds new meaning in past work," 19 June 2020 But that framing can be misleading, Dunsworth counters. Quanta Magazine, "Males Are the Taller Sex. Estrogen, Not Fights for Mates, May Be Why.," 8 June 2020 In important ways, anti-communism was simply a new framing for the insecurities that elites far from the centers of geopolitical power had long felt. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, "Where America Developed a Taste for State Violence," 5 June 2020 Politics, being about perception and framing, comes with a builtin flexibility that’s visible by toggling between Fox and MSNBC. Karl Vick, Time, "“I’m a Contrarian.” Chris Wallace on His Role at Fox News and His First Book," 4 June 2020 The framing of the shots, the dialogue, and even the plots are incidental; these are retreads of the classic Greek plays, archetypes lumbering around onscreen alongside modern clichés. Sarah Manguso, The New York Review of Books, "My Quarantine: Cozy Mysteries," 31 May 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Framing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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