Definitions of framework

  1. 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
  2. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. The work that forms the frame: the skeleton or outline of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Skeleton or plan; structure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A skeleton structure as a support or enclosure; plan; outline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.

Usage examples for framework

  1. His poem became an elastic framework into which he could fit whatever interested him and tempted him to composition. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  2. One's thoughts may be much occupied with love- struggles, but hardly so as to be insensible to a disorder in the general framework of things. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot