Definitions for Frameworkˈfreɪmˌwɜrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a skeletal structure designed to support or enclose something.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a frame or structure composed of parts fitted together.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. Ref: frame of reference.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. model, theoretical account, framework(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. framework, fabric(noun)

    the underlying structure

    "providing a factual framework for future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society"

  3. framework(noun)

    a structure supporting or containing something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. framework(noun)ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk

    a system or set of rules

    a framework for teaching math skills

  2. frameworkˈfreɪmˌwɜrk

    the part of a structure that supports and gives shape

    a wooden/metal framework; the framework of the aircraft


  1. framework(Noun)

    The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size.

  2. framework(Noun)

    The larger branches of a tree that determine its shape.

  3. framework(Noun)

    A basic conceptual structure.

    These u2018three principles of connexionu2019 comprise the framework of principles in Hume's account of the association of ideas.

  4. framework(Noun)

    The identification and categorisation of processes or steps that constitute a complex task or mindset in order to render explicit the tacit and implicit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Framework(noun)

    the work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society

  2. Framework(noun)

    work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom


  1. Framework

    Framework, launched in 1984, was the first office suite to run on the PC 8086 with DOS operating system. ValDocs, an even earlier integrated suite, actually comparable to the original Macintosh of 1984 and Apple Lisa of 1982 was produced by Epson, a complete integrated work station based on the previous Zilog Z80 processor and CP/M operating system with GUI and "WYSIWYG" typography on the monitor and printing. Framework offered all this however in the first all-in-one package to run on any PC platform. It was preceded by a few months by its close rival Lotus Symphony. Unlike other integrated products Framework was not created as "plug-in" modules with similar look and feel but as a single windowing workspace representing a desktop metaphor that could manage and outline "Frames" sharing a common underlying format. The initial release included about a dozen or so frame types. Frame types included containers which could be filled up with other frames, empty frames which could become other type of frames based on user input, formulas embedded in them or program output targeting them, word processor frames, flat-database frames and spreadsheet as well as graphic frames. Later versions included a frame type that can hold compiled executable code and the current version include an external type handled by separate applications running on the host operating system.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Framework' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4398

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Framework' in Nouns Frequency: #1089

Translations for Framework

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the basic supporting structure of anything

The building will be made of concrete on a steel framework.

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