Definition of framework in English:



  • 1An essential supporting structure of a building, vehicle, or object.

    ‘a conservatory in a delicate framework of iron’
    • ‘Currently the area opposite the taxi holding is dotted with steel and concrete frameworks and other partially complete structures.’
    • ‘The frameworks of the looms are made in Mahdia and assembled using only wooden doweling, because metal nails would snag the threads.’
    • ‘Pens are supported by rope frameworks about 200 feet square and anchored on each corner by a one-ton anchor.’
    • ‘The steel framework of the new building is expected to start taking shape in June.’
    • ‘Since then most canvas paintings have been attached to lightweight wooden frameworks or stretchers.’
    frame, substructure, structure, skeleton, chassis, shell, body, bodywork
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    1. 1.1 A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text.
      ‘the theoretical framework of political sociology’
      • ‘The framework for this analysis was structured around existing research on patient treatment matching.’
      • ‘However, some remained optimistic that an international framework for cooperation on lunar exploration could be developed.’
      • ‘Its main purpose seems to lie in providing a basic framework for the actual story to come.’
      • ‘Individuals were left more isolated, without the political frameworks through which to understand their problems, or to point towards solutions.’
      • ‘Because it is so concise, the text is strongly structured by conceptual frameworks that do not get lost in detail.’
      • ‘It is the self-reflective move to think upon our own conceptual frameworks and how they shape our own textual production.’
      • ‘Language structures thought patterns and frameworks of knowledge.’
      • ‘As a result, people do not think about how to craft or tailor systems and frameworks to suit the unique needs of Taiwan and its people.’
      • ‘The analysis begins in the second section by outlining the framework used in measuring productivity.’
      • ‘First of all, the author provides no theoretical framework for his study.’
      • ‘A conceptual framework is established that realizes the integration of both perspectives.’
      • ‘The agreement provides a legal framework for co-operation based on equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit.’
      • ‘In addition, establishing a legal framework for action is not going to be sufficient.’
      • ‘Likewise, almost all use theoretical frameworks from other areas, rather than the sociology of religion.’
      • ‘To date they have participated in developing the basic conceptual framework for the plan.’
      • ‘Often, this research is badly designed and lacks theoretical or conceptual frameworks.’
      • ‘The range of analytical tools, techniques, approaches, and frameworks available to support strategic assessment is very large.’
      • ‘Perhaps healthcare workers should be taught to keep some basic frameworks in mind to enable them to be more sensitive to power in all its manifestations.’
      • ‘In addition, it provides a general theoretical framework for those phenomena.’
      • ‘Britain and France sought to maximize their interests by economic and political frameworks designed to serve their advantage.’
      structure, shape, fabric, frame, order, scheme, system, organization, Construction, configuration, composition, constitution, architecture, anatomy
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