• (RP) IPA: /ˈfɹeɪm.wɜːk/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɹeɪm.wɝk/

framework (plural frameworks)

  1. (literally) A support structure comprising joined parts or conglomerated particles and intervening open spaces of similar or larger size.
  2. (literally) The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size.
  3. (figuratively) The larger branches of a tree that determine its shape.
  4. (figuratively) A basic conceptual structure.
    These ‘three principles of connexion’ compose the framework of principles in Hume's account of the association of ideas.
  5. (software engineering) A reusable piece of code (and, sometimes, other utilities) providing a standard environment within which an application can be implemented.
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  6. (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.
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