What does the word framework mean?

Usage examples for framework

  1. How gentle and wise he was, hundreds could testify from personal knowledge, and I too could perhaps say something- I will only, however, give here the outward framework of Abdul Baha's life, and of his apostolic journeys, with the help of my friend Lotfullah. – The Reconciliation of Races and Religions by Thomas Kelly Cheyne
  2. Soon, however, she was able to make out the simple furnishings: a low bed, formed by hairy pelts on a wooden framework; a low bench; a stand, upon which were a large clay bowl and a length of clean, rough cloth; and, on the floor, a soft rug of some woven material unfamiliar to the cave- girl. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. As fully three- fourths of the area of their exterior framework consists of windows, an abundance of daylight is secured. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin