[ freym-wurk ]
/ ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk /


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.

Origin of framework

First recorded in 1635–45; frame + work

Related forms

un·der·frame·work, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for framework


/ (ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk) /


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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