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Definition: frame


(1) In computer graphics, one screenful of data or its equivalent storage space. See frame buffer.

(2) In video capture, storage and playback, a single image in a series of consecutive images. See full-motion video.

(3) In communications, a fixed block of data transmitted as a single entity. In local area networks (LANs), the terms frame and packet are used synonymously. See packet and Ethernet.

(4) A separate window on a Web page. See frames.

(5) In desktop publishing, a movable, resizable box that holds a graphic image.

(6) In telephony, a rack for holding equipment, typically 23" wide by eight feet high. See rack mounted.

(7) In AI, a data structure that holds a general description of an object, which is derived from basic concepts and experience.