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frame of reference


1    a set of basic assumptions or standards that determines and sanctions behaviour  
2    any set of planes or curves, such as the three coordinate axes, used to locate or measure movement of a point in space  
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1    assemble, build, constitute, construct, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, institute, invent, make, manufacture, model, mould, put together, set up  
2    block out, compose, conceive, concoct, contrive, cook up, devise, draft, draw up, form, formulate, hatch, map out, plan, shape, sketch  
3    case, enclose, mount, surround  
4    casing, construction, fabric, form, framework, scheme, shell, structure, system  
5    anatomy, body, build, carcass, morphology, physique, skeleton  
6    mount, mounting, setting  
7    frame of mind      attitude, disposition, fettle, humour, mood, outlook, spirit, state, temper  

fabrication, fit-up     (slang)   put-up job, trumped-up charge  

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A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon


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