What does Framework mean?

Definitions for Frameworkˈfreɪmˌwɜrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Framework.

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


  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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Framework' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2573

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Framework in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Framework in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dirk Engels:

    Here we're counting a lot on the new development framework.

  2. Jo Scheuer:

    A global framework does have an impact on what happens on the ground.

  3. Michael Roth:

    We need a clear legal framework for the EU and on the international level.

  4. Mary Schapiro:

    We would be hopeful that our framework will work across the entire spectrum.

  5. Bakari Sellers:

    There was a real framework for Joe Biden, the race would have been competitive.

Images & Illustrations of Framework

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Translations for Framework

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الإطارArabic
  • frammadurBreton
  • systém, kostra, soustava, konstrukce, aplikační rámecCzech
  • Bezugssystem, Rahmenkonzept, Rahmen, Rahmenwerk, Gerüst, Gefüge, Programmiergerüst, FachwerkGerman
  • σκελετός, πλαίσιοGreek
  • infraestructuraSpanish
  • viitekehys, kehikkoFinnish
  • structure, cadreFrench
  • ढांचाHindi
  • impalcatura, intelaiatura, struttura, infrastrutturaItalian
  • 骨組み, 構造, フレームワークJapanese
  • compāgēsLatin
  • infratruktūraLithuanian
  • оплата, рамкиMacedonian
  • geraamte, kader, frameworkDutch
  • szkieletPolish
  • infraestruturaPortuguese
  • structură, schelet, ramăRomanian
  • рамка, корпус, инфраструктура, система взглядов, условие, каркас, рама, точка отсчёта, остовRussian
  • kostur, infrastruktura, okosnica, konstrukcija, okvirSerbo-Croatian
  • ramverkSwedish
  • yapı iskelesi, iskele, çatık, çerceve, çatkı, karkas, yapı karkasıTurkish

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