framework

noun frame·work \ ˈfrām-ˌwərk \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of framework

1 a : a basic conceptional structure (as of ideas)
  • the framework of the U.S. Constitution
  • These influences threaten the very framework of our society.
b : a skeletal, openwork, or structural frame
  • An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.
3 : the larger branches of a tree that determine its shape

Examples of framework in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of framework

1578

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FRAMEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

framework

noun

Definition of framework for English Language Learners

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

  • : a supporting structure : a structural frame


FRAMEWORK Defined for Kids

framework

noun frame·work \ ˈfrām-ˌwərk \

Definition of framework for Students

: a basic supporting part or structure
  • the framework of an argument


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