Definitions for: Framework

[n] a structure supporting or containing something
[n] the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
[n] a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

Webster (1913) Definition: Frame"work`, n.
1. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or
constructional part of anything; as, the framework of

A staunch and solid piece of framework. --Milton.

2. Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.

Synonyms: fabric, frame, framing, model, theoretical account

See Also: airframe, arbor, arbour, baby-walker, backing, bower, brace, bracing, buck, buffer, bustle, case, casing, climbing frame, clotheshorse, coaming, computer simulation, Copernican system, cornice, cowcatcher, deckle, derrick, doorcase, doorframe, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop, fender, fretwork, gantry, gauntry, go-cart, grate, grating, grill, grille, grillwork, gun carriage, handbarrow, hayrack, hayrig, honeycomb, horse, hypothesis, lattice, latticework, mean sun, mount, mounting, oxbow, pelmet, pergola, picture frame, pilot, possibility, Ptolemaic system, rack, ribbing, sash, sawbuck, sawhorse, simulation, stochastic process, stretcher, structure, supporting structure, tambour, tenter, theory, truss, undercarriage, valance, valance board, walker, wattle, window, window frame, window sash, Zimmer, Zimmer frame

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