1. 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. --Milton.
2. Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.
n 1: a simplified description of a complex entity or process;
"the computer program was based on a model of the
circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: model, theoretical
2: the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the
bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
3: a structure supporting or containing something [syn: frame,