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framework

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Pronunciation: /ˈfreɪmwəːk
 
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Definition of framework in English:

noun

1An essential supporting structure of a building, vehicle, or object: a conservatory in a delicate framework of iron
More example sentences
  • The steel framework of the new building is expected to start taking shape in June.
  • Pens are supported by rope frameworks about 200 feet square and anchored on each corner by a one-ton anchor.
  • Since then most canvas paintings have been attached to lightweight wooden frameworks or stretchers.
Synonyms
frame, substructure, structure, skeleton, chassis, shell, body, bodywork;
support, scaffolding, foundation
1.1A basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text: the theoretical framework of political sociology
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  • Because it is so concise, the text is strongly structured by conceptual frameworks that do not get lost in detail.
  • Often, this research is badly designed and lacks theoretical or conceptual frameworks.
  • Individuals were left more isolated, without the political frameworks through which to understand their problems, or to point towards solutions.
Synonyms
structure, shape, fabric, frame, order, scheme, system, organization, construction, configuration, composition, constitution, architecture, anatomy
informal set-up, make-up

Words that rhyme with framework

brainwork

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