Definition of framework in English:


Syllabification: frame·work
Pronunciation: /ˈfrāmˌwərk


  • 1An essential supporting structure of a building, vehicle, or object: a conservatory in a delicate framework of iron
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    • The steel framework of the new building is expected to start taking shape in June.
    • Pens are supported by rope frameworks about 200 feet square and anchored on each corner by a one-ton anchor.
    • Since then most canvas paintings have been attached to lightweight wooden frameworks or stretchers.
    frame, substructure, infrastructure, structure, skeleton, chassis, shell, body, bodywork; support, scaffolding, foundation
  • 1.1A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text: the theoretical framework of political sociology
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    • Because it is so concise, the text is strongly structured by conceptual frameworks that do not get lost in detail.
    • Often, this research is badly designed and lacks theoretical or conceptual frameworks.
    • Individuals were left more isolated, without the political frameworks through which to understand their problems, or to point towards solutions.
    structure, shape, fabric, order, scheme, system, organization, construction, configuration, composition, warp and woof
    informal makeup

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