noun, plural frames of reference.
a structure of concepts, values, customs, views, etc., by means of which
an individual or group perceives or evaluates data, communicates ideas, and regulates behavior.
2. Also called reference frame. Physics.
a framework that is used for the observation and mathematical description of physical phenomena and the formulation of physical laws, usually consisting of an observer, a coordinate system, and a clock or clocks assigning times at positions with respect to the coordinate system.