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Definition 1: a system that uses coordinates to establish position - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for frame of reference in the sense of this definition

(frame of reference is a kind of ...) an organized structure for arranging or classifying

"he changed the arrangement of the topics" "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original" "he tried to understand their system of classification"

(... is a kind of frame of reference ) 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

(... is a kind of frame of reference ) a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid

(... is a kind of frame of reference ) the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located

(frame of reference is a part of ...) one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system

Definition 2: a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for frame of reference in the sense of this definition

(frame of reference is a kind of ...) a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

"they have to operate under a system they oppose" "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"

(... is a kind of frame of reference ) the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)

"he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"

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