Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
  • noun An external work platform; a scaffold.
  • noun A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
  • noun A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Spinning done on a throstleor ring-frame; also, knitting done on a stocking-frame.
  • noun A structure or fabric for inclosing or supporting anything; a frame; a skeleton: as, the framework of a building; the bones are the framework of the body.
  • noun Structure; constitution; adjusted arrangement; system.
  • noun A kind of fancy work made with yarn of silk or worsted drawn across a frame in two directions, and knotted or otherwise secured at the intersections, producing reticulated patterns, sometimes of considerable elaboration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything.
  • noun Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun literally The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size.
  • noun figuratively The larger branches of a tree that determine its shape.
  • noun figuratively, especially in, computing A basic conceptual structure.
  • noun literally The identification and categorisation of processes or steps that constitute a complex task or mindset in order to render explicit the tacit and implicit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a structure supporting or containing something
  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
  • noun the underlying structure

Etymologies

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frame +‎ work

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