Definition of "framework" []

  • A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed. (noun)
  • An external work platform; a scaffold. (noun)
  • A fundamental structure, as for a written work. (noun)
  • A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality. (noun)
  • A structural plan or basis of a project (noun)

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  • A structure or frame supporting or containing something (noun)
  • Frames collectively (noun)
  • Work such as embroidery or weaving done in or on a frame (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "framework" in a sentence
  • "Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent told reporters that he could accept the term "framework" instead of "treaty.""
  • "Mr. Solon said the term "framework" is much too weak."
  • "So, the title framework isn't really matching for Rails."