Definition of Framework

1. Noun. A hypothetical description of a complex entity or process. "The computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"




2. Noun. The underlying structure. "It is part of the fabric of society"
Exact synonyms: Fabric
Generic synonyms: Structure

3. Noun. A structure supporting or containing something.

Definition of Framework

1. n. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society.

Definition of Framework

1. Noun. (literally) The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) The larger branches of a tree that determine its shape. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively especially in computing) A basic conceptual structure. ¹

4. Noun. (literally) The identification and categorisation of processes or steps that constitute a complex task or mindset in order to render explicit the tacit and implicit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Framework

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Framework

1. The skeletal prosthesis (usually metal) around which and to which are attached the remaining portions of the prosthesis to produce the finished appliance (partial denture). (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Framework

frames of mind
frames of reference
frames per second
frameset
framesets
frameshift
frameshift mutagen
frameshift mutation
frameshift mutations
frameshifting
frameshiftings
frameshifts
frameskip
frameup
frameups
framework (current term)
framework knitter
frameworks
framily
framing
framing device
framings
frammit
frampal
frampler
framplers
frampold
framycetin
franc

Literary usage of Framework

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1. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
"This chapter lays out a framework for such involvement and discusses the various measures that can be used to avoid imminent violence: • Early warning and ..."

2. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD Staff, Oecd, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"A draft national regulatory framework to establish mechanisms for ... Without a regulatory framework and adequate subsidies, Chile is unlikely to be able to ..."

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