Frame

Frame

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Frame, Janet (Janet Paterson Frame Clutha), 1924-2004, New Zealand novelist, b. Dunedin. Frame's complex, disturbing novels are marked by startling images and masterful language. Often drawn from her own years of institutionalization in psychiatric hospitals and her rescue from a scheduled lobotomy (after a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia), they depict disturbed and often visionary people living on the edge of madness or death. These themes are especially vivid in her first published work, a book of short stories entitled The Lagoon (1951), and her first two novels, Owls Do Cry (1957) and Faces in the Water (1961). Frame's other works include a volume of poems, The Pocket Mirror (1967); the short-story collection The Reservoir and Other Stories (1966); and a children's book. In all, Frame wrote a total of 12 novels, including The Rainbirds (1968), Intensive Care (1970), Daughter Buffalo (1972), Living in the Maniototo (1979), The Carpathians (1988), and a 1963 work, Towards Another Summer, which was not published until 2007.

See her autobiographical trilogy, To the Is-land (1982), An Angel at My Table (1984), and The Envoy from Mirror City (1985); M. King, Wrestling with the Angel: A Life of Janet Frame (2000) and An Inward Sun: The World of Janet Frame (2002); studies by P. Evans (1977), J. Delbaere, ed. (1992), J. D. Panny (1993, rev. ed. 2002), G. Mercer (1994), M. Delrez (2002), S. Oettli-van Delden (2003), and M. Wikse (2006); biographical film, An Angel at My Table (1990), dir. by J. Campion.

or frame of reference

Coordinate system that allows description of time and position of points relative to a body. The axes, or lines, emanate from a position called the origin. As a point moves, its velocity can be described in terms of changes in displacement and direction. Reference frames are chosen arbitrarily. For example, if a person is sitting in a moving train, the description of the person's motion depends on the chosen frame of reference. If the frame of reference is the train, the person is considered to be not moving relative to the train; if the frame of reference is the Earth, the person is moving relative to the Earth.

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(born Aug. 28, 1924, Dunedin, N.Z.—died Jan. 29, 2004, Dunedin) New Zealand novelist, short-story writer, and poet. After an impoverished childhood, she trained as a teacher. Her first book was the story collection The Lagoon (1951). Several times committed to mental institutions, she narrowly escaped undergoing a frontal lobotomy. Her novel Owls Do Cry (1957) incorporated poetry and prose in its investigation of the border between sanity and madness. Her many other novels, several of which draw on Maori legends, include Scented Gardens for the Blind (1963) and The Carpathians (1988). One of her three volumes of memoirs, An Angel at My Table (1984), was filmed by Jane Campion.

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A frame is a structural system that supports other components of a physical construction.

Frame may also refer to:

Engineering & construction

  • Framing (construction), a building term known as light frame construction
  • Frame (vehicle), to which everything on an automobile is mounted
  • Bicycle frame, the main component of a bicycle, onto which other components are fitted
  • Timber framing, a method of building for creating framed structures of heavy timber
  • A-frame, a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight economical manner
  • Space frame, a method of construction using lightweight materials
  • Framer, a carpenter who assembles major structural elements in constructing a building.
  • Frame and panel, a method of woodworking
  • Steam locomotive (chassis) section on engine frames
  • Door frame or window frame, structures fixed to buildings, vehicles or other containers to which the hinges of doors or windows are attached and can be locked shut.

General

Science & mathematics

Computer science

Represention using structure as shown below

/* structure definition*/

struct frame {

    int frsno; /* to store frame serial number*/
    char frinfo; /* to store information*/
}; struct frame f1,f2;

/*structure declaration*/ Memory is created for the structuere variables f1 and f2;

and to sort frames use bubble sort algorithm

Arts & media

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