definition 1: a structure that supports something built on or around it.
example: The framework is now complete, so we can imagine what the house will look like, but there are no walls yet.
definition 2: a basic system, form, or outline.
example: The teacher gave the students a framework on which to base their essay.
example: The two warring sides have now at least established a framework for negotiation.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun framework (definition 2)
VERB + framework: provide ~ , establish ~ , develop ~ , create ~ , implement ~ , set up ~ , adopt ~ , devise ~ , agree on ~ , construct ~
Above, framework of Flatiron Building in New York City. Below, completed building.