framework

[ freym-wurk ]
/ ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk /

noun

a skeletal structure designed to support or enclose something.
a frame or structure composed of parts fitted and joined together.
the construction or sale of frames.
work done in, on, or with a frame.

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Origin of framework

First recorded in 1635–45; frame + work

OTHER WORDS FROM framework

un·der·frame·work, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for framework

framework
/ (ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk) /

noun

a structural plan or basis of a project
a structure or frame supporting or containing something
frames collectively
work such as embroidery or weaving done in or on a frame
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