framedatagram, encapsulation, packet, Maximum Transmission Unit. 2. (programming) (language implementation) See activation record. 3. (hardware) One complete scan of the active area of a display screen. Each frame consists of a number N of horizontal scan lines, each of which, on a computer display, consists of a number M of pixels. N is the vertical resolution of the display and M is the horizontal resolution. The rate at which the displayed image is updated is the refresh rate in frames per second.
Last updated: 2000-10-07