Framing Definition

The act of displaying another company's Web page within a bordered area of a website -- similar to the picture-in-picture feature offered on some televisions. For example, when a user enters a search engine request, the search engine might display the contents of an online store within the search engine's website, framed by the search engine's text and logos. When a Web page is framed within another website, the URL or domain name of the framed Web page is usually not displayed and users are not able to bookmark that site. (See also: URL, domain name)