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framework

[′frām‚wərk]
(engineering)
The load-carrying frame of a structure; may be of timber, steel, or concrete.
(geology)
In a sediment or sedimentary rock, the rigid arrangement created by particles that support one another at contact points.
A fixed calcareous structure impervious to waves, built by sedentary organisms (for example, sponges, corals, and bryozoans) in a high-energy environment.

Framework

Composed of individual parts that are fitted and joined together as skeletal structures designed to produce a specific shape, or to provide temporary or permanent support.

framework

An assemblage of structural elements or members fitted together to form a structure, as a multistory building, a rigid-frame shed, or a truss.

framework

In object-oriented systems, a set of classes that embodies an abstract design for solutions to a number of related problems.

framework

(1) See application framework and enterprise framework.

(2) (FrameWork) One of the first integrated software packages for PCs that included a programming language. It was developed by Ashton-Tate, later acquired by Borland.
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Rather than using either stages or processes, with their attendant problems, the INCOME framework adopts Helms's (1995) concept of statuses, presented in her multicultural model of racial identity development.
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Overall, this media-centric framework provided tremendous value to its intended audience, but has not been able to bridge the widening gap of application/service-centric data integration.
Erector Set has a lose framework that doesn't encourage interaction among parts, and insufficiently discriminates among compatible parts.
When patterns are used to structure and document frameworks, nearly every class in the framework plays a well-defined role and collaborates effectively with other classes in the framework.
Enterprise frameworks contribute to improvements in planning and budgeting because framework projects must be planned out in exhaustive detail before selection and deployment occur.
Hoskins hope to design frameworks into which only specific reactant molecules can enter and then leave after being transformed into specific products at internal catalytic sites.

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