frame of reference

Definitions of frame of reference
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n a system that uses coordinates to establish position

Synonyms:
coordinate system, reference frame, reference system
Types:
Cartesian coordinate system
a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system
inertial frame, inertial reference frame
a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
space-time, space-time continuum
the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
Type of:
arrangement, organisation, organization, system
an organized structure for arranging or classifying

n a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

Synonyms:
frame
Types:
vocabulary
the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)
Type of:
system, system of rules
a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

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