framework


frame·work

noun \ˈfrām-ˌwərk\

: the basic structure of something : a set of ideas or facts that provide support for something

: a supporting structure : a structural frame

Full Definition of FRAMEWORK

1
a :  a basic conceptional structure (as of ideas) <the framework of the United States Constitution>
b :  a skeletal, openwork, or structural frame
3
:  the larger branches of a tree that determine its shape

Examples of FRAMEWORK

  1. These influences threaten the very framework of our society.
  2. The book provides a general framework for understanding modern politics.
  3. He questions the study's theoretical framework.
  4. An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.
  5. The panels are attached to the building's steel framework.

First Known Use of FRAMEWORK

1578

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

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