Definition of frame of reference noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


frame of reference

BrE BrE//ˌfreɪm əv ˈrefrəns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfreɪm əv ˈrefrəns//
(pl. frames of reference)
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a particular set of beliefs, ideas or experiences that affects how a person understands or judges something It is easy to choose our own frame of reference and attack any ideas that do not fit it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frame of reference