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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Framework  \Frame"work`\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  framework 
  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 
  account}] 
  2:  the  underlying  structure;  "restoring  the  framework  of  the 
  bombed  building";  "it  is  part  of  the  fabric  of  society" 
  [syn:  {fabric}] 
  3:  a  structure  supporting  or  containing  something  [syn:  {frame}, 
  {framing}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  framework 
 
  In  {object-oriented}  systems,  a  set  of  {class}es  that  embodies 
  an  abstract  design  for  solutions  to  a  number  of  related 
  problems. 
 
  (1995-01-30) 
 
 




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