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framework

[ freym-wurk ]
/ ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk /
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noun
a basic structure, plan, or system, as of concepts, values, customs, or rules: The bill, if passed, will provide a legal framework for privacy and data protection.The empire foundered, leaving its people in anarchy and lawlessness, as the framework of their society and culture collapsed around them.
a skeletal structure designed to support or enclose something.
a frame or structure composed of parts fitted and joined together.
the construction of frames.
work done in, on, or with a frame.
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Origin of framework

First recorded in 1635–45; frame + work

OTHER WORDS FROM framework

un·der·frame·work, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for framework

framework
/ (ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk) /

noun
a structural plan or basis of a project
a structure or frame supporting or containing something
frames collectively
work such as embroidery or weaving done in or on a frame
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