Discourse vs Frame - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between discourse and frame

is that discourse is (uncountable|archaic) verbal exchange, conversation while frame is frame, division of time on a multimedia timeline.

As a verb discourse

is to engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

discourse

Noun

  • (uncountable, archaic) Verbal exchange, conversation.
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
  • Two or three of the gentlemen sat near him, and I caught at times scraps of their conversation across the room. At first I could not make much sense of what I heard; for the discourse of Louisa Eshton and Mary Ingram, who sat nearer to me, confused the fragmentary sentences that reached me at intervals.
  • (uncountable) Expression in words, either speech or writing.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author= , title=Pixels or Perish , volume=100, issue=2, page=106 , magazine= citation , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse . Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • (countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.
  • The preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
  • (countable) Any rational expression, reason.
  • * South
  • difficult, strange, and harsh to the discourses of natural reason
  • * Shakespeare
  • Sure he that made us with such large discourse , / Looking before and after, gave us not / That capability and godlike reason / To rust in us unused.
  • (social sciences, countable) An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after ).
  • * 2007 , Christine L. Marran, Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture (page 137)
  • Furthermore, it should be recalled from the previous chapter that criminological discourse of the 1930s deemed every woman a potential criminal, implicitly including the domestic woman.
  • * 2008 , Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis Gordon, A Companion to African-American Studies (page 308)
  • But equally important to the emergence of uniquely African-American queer discourses is the refusal of African-American movements for liberation to address adequately issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • (obsolete) Dealing; transaction.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Good Captain Bessus, tell us the discourse / Betwixt Tigranes and our king, and how / We got the victory.

    Synonyms

    * (expression in words) communication, expression * (verbal exchange) debate, conversation, discussion, talk * (formal lengthy exposition of some subject) dissertation, lecture, sermon, study, treatise * (rational expression) ratiocination

    Derived terms

    * direct discourse * indirect discourse

    Verb

    (discours)
  • To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.
  • To write or speak formally and at length.
  • (obsolete) To debate.
  • To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
  • (Dryden)

    Synonyms

    * (engage in discussion or conversation) converse, talk * (write or speak formally and at length)

    Derived terms

    * discourser

    See also

    * essay

    frame

    English

    Verb

    (fram)
  • (obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
  • At last, with creeping crooked pace forth came / An old, old man, with beard as white as snow, / That on a staffe his feeble steps did frame . ? Spenser.
  • (obsolete) To execute; perform.
  • The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. ? Shakespeare.
  • (obsolete) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds.
  • (obsolete) To profit; avail.
  • (obsolete) To fit; accord.
  • When thou hast turned them all ways, and done thy best to hew them and to make them frame , thou must be fain to cast them out. ? Tyndale.
  • (obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.
  • To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
  • * John Lyly
  • I will hereafter frame myself to be coy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • frame my face to all occasions
  • * Landor
  • We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness.
  • * I. Taylor
  • The human mind is framed to be influenced.
  • To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
  • To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could.
  • * I. Watts
  • How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
  • Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
  • Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  • To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  • To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you frame your accomplishments?
    The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
  • (criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.
  • (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  • (dialectal) To move.
  • An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ? E. Brontë.
  • (obsolete) To proceed; to go.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The beauty of this sinful dame / Made many princes thither frame .

    Synonyms

    * (conspire to incriminate) fit up

    Derived terms

    * beframe * enframe * framable, frameable * inframe * outframe * unframe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  • * Milton
  • These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, / Almighty! thine this universal frame .
  • The structure of a person's body.
  • A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames , the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  • * 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Jokes are recycled so frequently, it’s as if comedy writing was eating a hole in the ozone layer: If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame , they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
  • A context for understanding or interpretation.
  • (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  • (networking) An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
  • (bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  • (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  • (film, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  • (Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
  • (baseball, slang) An inning.
  • (engineering, dated, mostly, UK) Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.
  • a stocking frame'''; a lace '''frame'''; a spinning '''frame
  • frame of mind; disposition
  • to be always in a happy frame
  • Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  • * Shakespeare
  • John the bastard / Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.
  • A stage or level of a video game.
  • * 1982 , Gilsoft International, Mongoose (video game instructions) [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/m/Mongoose.txt]
  • When you play the game it will draw a set pattern depending on the frame you are on, with random additions to the pattern, to give a different orchard each time.

    Quotations

    * {{quote-book , passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame ... , page=17 , title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England , author=William Stephens , year=1696}}

    Derived terms

    * frame ball * frame house * frame in * frame of mind * frame of reference * frameset * frame story * frame up * framework * framing hammer * framing square * inertial frame of reference * freeze frame * subframe * time frame * window frame ----