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Noun: framework  'freym,wurk
  1. A hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    "the computer program was based on a framework of the circulatory and respiratory systems";
    - model, theoretical account
  2. The underlying structure
    "providing a factual framework for future research";
    - fabric
  3. A structure supporting or containing something
    - frame

Derived forms: frameworks

Type of: build, hypothesis, possibility, structure, supporting structure, theory

Encyclopedia: Framework