1. Edge or border that resembles a border of a frame you may find on a picture. Frames are often used in word processing, and graphic arts to help focus the viewer's attention.

2. In data or network communications, a frame is a block of data that begins with a header that indicates the beginning of a block of data and a trailer to indicate the ending of the data.

3. When referring to the Internet, a frame is a movable or non-movable portion of a web page that is either loaded from the same server or a different server to help make navigation easier and to bring other content into the page. For example, this technique is often used with Internet advertising banners.

4. A frame is a single, still image frame displayed by the computer, video hardware, or a software application. Also, see FPS and frame rate.

Also see: FPS, Frame grabber, Frame Rate, Game terms, Packet, Video terms