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Frame of mind a particular mood that influences one's behaviour. Frame to mean mental or emotional condition or state is recorded from the mid 17th century, and frames and feelings was often used in the religious literature of the 18th and 19th centuries as a pejorative term for an emotional state as an indicator of the reality of spiritual life.

frame of reference originally, a system of geometrical axes in relation to which size, position, or motion can be defined. In extended use, a set of criteria in relation to which judgements can be made.

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