Definitions of framework

  1. the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a structure supporting or containing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which incloses or supports anything; the basis for a more complete structure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The work that forms the frame: the skeleton or outline of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Skeleton or plan; structure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A skeleton structure as a support or enclosure; plan; outline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The frame which supports or encloses a thing; the skeleton; structure as framed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. That which supports or encloses something else. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Interlinked items supporting an action, a process, an approach. Serves as a guide, modifiable to meet fluctuating objectives. Seen as a broad overview, outline, or skeleton. thelawdictionary.org