Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

A frame may refer to any of the following:

1. In software, a frame is an edge or border that resembles a physical frame you would find around a picture. Frames are used in word processing and graphic arts to help focus a viewer's attention.

2. In data or network communications, a frame is a data transmission unit with a header indicating the beginning and end of a block of data.

3. With a web page, a frame is a movable or non-movable portion of a web page that loads separate content from an outside source. A good example of a web frame is an Internet advertising banner on a web page that loads code from another server. With the HTML (hypertext markup language) code, The <frame> tag was used to designate a specific window within a <frameset> element. With HTML5 the <frame> tag is no longer supported.

4. A frame is a single, still image displayed by the computer, video hardware, or software application and part of a larger sequence of images that make up a video or computer game. Also, see FPS (frames per second) and frame rate.

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