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framework

frame·work

framework

 
pronunciation:
freIm wuhrk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a structure that supports something built on or around it.
The framework of the house is now complete, so we can imagine what it will look like, but there are no walls yet.
similar words:
bracing, case, frame
definition 2: a basic system, form, or outline.
The teacher gave the students a framework on which to base their essay.The two warring sides have now at least established a framework for negotiation.
similar words:
form, frame