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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word framework.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. model, theoretical account, frameworknoun

    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, fabricnoun

    the underlying structure

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

  3. frameworknoun

    a structure supporting or containing something


  1. frameworknoun

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

  2. frameworknoun

    The larger branches of a tree that determine its shape.

  3. frameworknoun

    A basic conceptual structure.

    These three principles of connexion' comprise the framework of principles in Hume's account of the association of ideas.

  4. frameworknoun

    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. framework

    A framework is a basic structure, concept, system, or set of rules that assists in organizing and categorizing information or ideas, and guides the development of complex objects or processes. It provides a foundation on which additional elements can be added, and is designed to support or guide the building of something that expands knowledge or capability. In different contexts, a framework could refer to physical materials, conceptual structures, digital systems, or methodological tools.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frameworknoun

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

  2. Frameworknoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. framework

    A type of structure to achieve a specific goal, plan or project.

    The framework for the peace agreement was created easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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

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  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

Examples of framework in a Sentence

  1. Benoit Coeure:

    Down the road we might find that there are gaps or inconsistencies that would require a prolonged discussion by regulators on how to do it differently, authorities are not going to let any such projects happen before we have answers to our questions and before we have the right regulatory framework.

  2. Manager Tahsin Yasin:

    Companies like ours want to invest and grow in Ukraine, but we simply don't have the confidence to do so in the absence of a stable, political and legal framework which will allow us to operate.

  3. Douglas White:

    These are inevitably tragic choices with only bad options, but the only thing worse than developing a clear allocation framework is not developing one, because then decisions made during a crisis will be biased and arbitrary.

  4. Josep Borrell:

    We will give the green light to extending the legal framework of our sanctions against Belarus so that it can be applied to everyone who participates in smuggling migrants to this country.

  5. Michael Roth:

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

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Translations for framework

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  • الإطارArabic
  • frammadurBreton
  • systém, soustava, konstrukce, kostra, aplikační rámecCzech
  • Programmiergerüst, Rahmenkonzept, Fachwerk, Rahmen, Rahmenwerk, Bezugssystem, Gerüst, GefügeGerman
  • σκελετός, πλαίσιοGreek
  • infraestructuraSpanish
  • viitekehys, kehikkoFinnish
  • cadre, structureFrench
  • ढांचाHindi
  • intelaiatura, struttura, infrastruttura, impalcaturaItalian
  • フレームワーク, 骨組み, 構造Japanese
  • compage, compāgēsLatin
  • infratruktūraLithuanian
  • оплата, рамкиMacedonian
  • framework, kader, geraamteDutch
  • szkieletPolish
  • infraestruturaPortuguese
  • ramă, schelet, structurăRomanian
  • условие, система взглядов, каркас, инфраструктура, корпус, рамка, рама, остов, точка отсчётаRussian
  • kostur, okvir, konstrukcija, okosnica, infrastrukturaSerbo-Croatian
  • ramverkSwedish
  • ఫ్రేమ్Telugu
  • yapı karkası, karkas, çatkı, çerceve, çatık, iskele, yapı iskelesiTurkish

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