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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 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.
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Thus the volume dilatation [epsilon] and the proper mass density [rho] of (15) remain unchanged from the perspective of all frames of reference.
The current results show that throughout development, children display an increasing flexibility in the separate and cooperative use of egocentric and allocentric frames of reference to accurately locate a goal in small-scale environments.
When we cross cultural boundaries and deal with others of considerably different and foreign backgrounds from ourselves, such as those who drive on the left hand side of the road instead of the right, our frames of reference and inference are no longer as effective as before, inviting collision and conflict.
Although interesting, this is a sharp departure from Spring's writing style from earlier in the text where unique multicultural constructs were discussed and readers were encouraged to frame arguments around their personal frames of reference. There is a failure on Spring's part to connect for the reader the three different parts of his text.
As the one travels, their first-order judgments of the experience of time are incompatible, but Einstein's theory allows them to understand and translate between their two frames of reference. When they are reunited on earth, they will agree that the space traveler is the younger of the pair.
Marketers can communicate frames of reference not only through advertising, but also through design.
First, while the editors and most of the authors are uncomfortable with epistemological relativism, they never present any substantive criteria for determining the validity of various frames of reference (belief systems).
This article focuses on how different frames of reference among employees in a producers' cooperative constrain the employees' understanding of each other when discussing issues of mutual interest, and paradoxical thinking is suggested as a fruitful concept for understanding changes in frames of reference.
Person-aimed interventions are those which consider the client as their main target and accordingly seek to alter him or her (either directly by modifying client's behaviors and response repertoires or indirectly by first changing his or her maladaptive perceptual or cognitive frames of reference).
The theory of special relativity applies to unaccelerated (constant velocity) frames of reference, known as inertial frames of reference, in a four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime [3], of which the three-dimensional Euclidean space is a subspace.
Williams (National Institute of Mental Health) and Wirths (consulting psychologist, NIMH) discuss their frames of reference for studying styles of optimal as vs.
In Wall's recollection of his own artistic self-invention that precedes these pictures ["Frames of Reference," p.