Definition of framework
1a : 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
These influences threaten the very framework of our society.
The book provides a general framework for understanding modern politics.
He questions the study's theoretical framework.
An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.
The panels are attached to the building's steel framework.
First Known Use of framework
FRAMEWORK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of framework for Students
: a basic supporting part or structure <the framework of an argument>
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