framework framework  /f ˈreɪm ˌwɜrk/


  1. (n) a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
  2. (n) the underlying structure
  3. (n) a structure supporting or containing something


  1. I think that framework makes a great deal of sense.
  2. Capable of carrying the sail and framework in its large equipment bay, the shuttle should be in regular use by the proposed launch date for the sailing ship: January 1982.
  3. They are entirely sensible and coherent within the framework of the child's way of knowing.


  1. New accounting framework announced for small businesses

    Millions of U.S. small businesses will be able to use simplified, streamlined methods for measuring and presenting their financial results under a new accounting framework announced Monday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Nevada school performance framework aligns closely with WCSD performance framework

    RENO -- The Nevada Department of Education has released its first Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), a system of analyzing school performance that is closely aligned with the Performance Framework unveiled by Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez earlier this year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  3. AICPA Introduces New Financial Reporting Framework to Help Main Street Businesses

    The American Institute of CPAs today introduced the Financial Reporting Framework for Small-and Medium-Sized Entities to help the small business community with its financial reporting needs.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, "the laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times. Liberty and security can be reconciled; and in our system reconciled within the framework of the...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: CNN International

  2. "My vote today to move forward on this important debate should in no way be construed by the supporters of this current framework as an indication of how I might vote as this debate comes to an end," Landrieu said.
    on Nov 21, 2009 By: Mary Landrieu Source: CBS News

  3. "The national agreement is consistent with the economic pattern and balances the needs of our employees and company by providing a framework to improve our long-term manufacturing competitiveness," Chrysler vice-president and chairman Tom...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Tom LaSorda Source: MediaScrape

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