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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."