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frame

 [frām]
a rigid supporting structure or a structure for immobilizing a part.
Balkan frame an apparatus for continuous extension in treatment of fractures of the femur, consisting of an overhead bar, with pulleys attached, by which the leg is supported in a sling.
Bradford frame a rectangular structure of gas pipe across which are stretched two strips of canvas, once used as a bed frame for patients with fractures or disease of the hip or spine.
quadriplegic standing frame a device for supporting in the upright position a patient whose four limbs are paralyzed.
Stryker frame see stryker frame.

frame

(frām),
A structure made of parts fitted together.

frame

(frām) a rigid structure for giving support to or for immobilizing a part.
Balkan frame  an apparatus for continuous extension in treatment of fractures of the femur, consisting of an overhead bar, with pulleys attached, by which the leg is supported in a sling.
Bradford frame  a canvas-covered, rectangular frame of pipe; used as a bed frame in disease of the spine or thigh.
quadriplegic standing frame  a device for supporting in the upright position a patient whose four limbs are paralyzed.
Stryker frame  one consisting of canvas stretched on anterior and posterior frames, on which the patient can be rotated around their longitudinal axis.
trial frame  an eyeglass frame designed to permit insertion of different lenses used in correcting refractive errors of vision.

frame

[frām]
a structure, usually rigid, designed for giving support to or for immobilizing a part.

frame

(frām)
A supporting or integrating structure made of parts fitted together.

frame

A structure in metal, plastic, tortoiseshell, wood, leather, etc. for enclosing or supporting ophthalmic lenses but usually considered without the lenses. See spectacles.

frame

(frām)
A supporting or integrating structure made of parts fitted together.

frame

1. a rigid supporting structure.
2. a structure for immobilizing a part.

frame shift mutation
see frame shift mutation.
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And Ryan Homes' framers consistently crank out rows of townhouses, doing about a unit a day using a unique framing system that saves them tons of time getting closed in.
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The framers had the chance to talk about the problems they have with products, staffing, marketing, design and more with other framers and industry members, which was followed by a brainstorming session for solutions to the problems.
That is, if a shop's operating expenses are $250 per day and it averages five orders per day, a framer must add an average of $50 per order to the cost of labor and materials just to pay basic expenses.
Boone manages the frame shop within Seattle Art Supply and also serves as president of Evergreen Picture Framer's Guild, an affiliation of picture framers in the Northeast.