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framework

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Noun framework has 3 senses
  1. model, theoretical account, framework - a simplified description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
    --1 is a kind of hypothesis, possibility, theory
    --1 has particulars:
     simulation, computer simulation; mean sun; Copernican system; Ptolemaic system; stochastic process
  2. framework, fabric - the underlying structure; "restoring the framework of the bombed building"; "it is part of the fabric of society"
    --2 is a kind of structure
  3. framework, frame, framing - a structure supporting or containing something
    --3 is a kind of supporting structure
    --3 has parts: backing, mount; brace, bracing
    --3 has particulars:
     airframe; arbor, arbour, bower, pergola; bustle; casing, case; climbing frame; clotheshorse; coaming; cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet; deckle; derrick; doorframe, doorcase; fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot; gantry, gauntry; grate, grating; grill, grille, grillwork; gun carriage; handbarrow; hayrack, hayrig; honeycomb; lattice, latticework, fretwork; mounting; oxbow; picture frame; rack; ribbing; sash, window sash; sawhorse, horse, sawbuck, buck; stretcher; tambour, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop; tenter; truss; undercarriage; walker, baby-walker, go-cart; walker, Zimmer, Zimmer frame; wattle; window; window frame
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