• Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery
    Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n framework a structure supporting or containing something
    • n framework the underlying structure "providing a factual framework for future research","it is part of the fabric of society"
    • n framework a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cornelius van Drebel, a Dutch physician, built and successfully demonstrated the first submarine in 1620. It was a wooden framework covered with greased leather. The propulsion was provided by oars worked from the inside. It was tested in the Thames River in London.
    • Framework The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or constructional part of anything; as, the framework of society. "A staunch and solid piece of framework ."
    • Framework Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n framework 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.
    • n framework Structure; constitution; adjusted arrangement; system.
    • n framework 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.
    • n framework Spinning done on a throstleor ring-frame; also, knitting done on a stocking-frame.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Framework the work that forms the frame: the skeleton or outline of anything
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  • Jack Kinder
    Jack Kinder
    “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.”
  • Benjamin Lee Whorf
    Benjamin Lee Whorf
    “We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.”
  • Ruth Hubbard
    Ruth Hubbard
    “Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. framian, to be helpful, fram, forward.


In literature:

The modern window, with its huge panes of glass and simple framework, makes an insistent demand for curtains.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
A light, solid framework must be developed for the body.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
He thought of the white framework of a once powerful man, lying there among the bushes, abandoned, forgotten, horrific.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
An army of them fills up all the space between the delicate supports and framework of the upper parts.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Above the bed he made a framework from which a sling would be hung to suspend the injured leg.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
In order to stand erect, the body must possess such a framework.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The framework we may chiefly ascribe to Gregory VII; the content to St. Thomas Aquinas.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
The low walls appear to have been built after the framework, and the house may have been thatched to the ground at one time.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
What is to be the framework of Home Rule?
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
But I know where the framework came from!
"Sea and Shore" by Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield

In poetry:

This boundless world outspread before our eyes,
The world of mind, so full of anxious fear—
How draw them true to life, with timid strokes,
Pent in my verse's narrow framework here?
"The People's Poet" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
My framework is broken, I am coming to an end,
God send it soon. When I had most to say
my tongue clung to the roof
I mean of my mouth. It is my Lady's birthday
which must be honoured, and has been. God send
it soon.
"Dream Song 112: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end" by John Berryman

In news:

Many IBM® Rational® System Architect users have an inventory of model assets in US Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) version 1.5 and other sources.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) proposes a framework to assess the value of community-based, nonclinical prevention policies and wellness strategies, especially those targeting the prevention of long-term, chronic diseases.
CHICAGO – Negotiators seeking an end to Chicago's teachers strike sound more hopeful than they have in weeks, announcing they have achieved a "framework" that could bring students back to the classroom by Monday.
The panel believes that the world community could minimize the threat of asteroids by creating a plan -- within the framework of the UN -- that allows for quick and coordinated action in a collision crisis.
IOM Provides Framework to Assess Community-based Prevention and Wellness Strategies.
0Students learned about building a framework for success in all aspects of life.
Atlanta Falcons a step closer to getting a new stadium after board approves framework for deal.
House Speaker John A, Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Obama must realistically agree to the framework of a deal if they wish to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff by Christmas, said Rep Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.
Local links in a project to build up Michigan's broadband Internet framework are expected to be complete within a few more weeks.
Her framework is three traditional vows: refrain from harm, take care of others, and accept the world as it is.
On the heels of Monday's budget vote and a second consecutive tax cap override, the Albany County Legislature's majority Democrats have released a framework of things they hope to address over the coming year.
Beta 2 expands on the first beta with enhancements to the Map Kit framework.
Campello, Davoud Moulavi, Joerg Sander, "A Simpler and More Accurate AUTO-HDS Framework for Clustering and Visualization of Biological Data," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol 99, no.
His words reflected his personal experiences rather than an ideological framework.
The South Dakota Board of Regents has adopted a framework for a performance funding model that rewards public universities for their success in producing college graduates.

In science:

For the rest of the section we move to the framework of Proposition 1.6.3.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
Another, and in fact minimal, possibility is to identify SU (N − k) with the colour symmetry group SU (3)C in the framework of an SU (7) GUT symmetry (N − k = 3, k/2 = 2); this SU (7) model is considered further here.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Let us consider now the phenomena of superfluidity in He II in the framework of our hierarchic concept.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
How does the coherence in this system, related to electron pair formation, originate ? It will be shown below how these problems can be solved in the framework of our Hierarchic theory of matter (Kaivarainen, 2001; 2001a; 2003).
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The infrared divergences in the magnetic theories for p ◦ p = 0 certainly need to better understood within a field theory framework.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity