Framework - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfreɪmwɜːrk|  American pronunciation of the word framework
Brit.  |ˈfreɪmwəːk|  British pronunciation of the word framework

noun

- a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process (syn: model)
- the underlying structure(syn: fabric)

providing a factual framework for future research

- a structure supporting or containing something (syn: frame)

Examples

These influences threaten the very framework of our society.

The book provides a general framework for understanding modern politics.

He questions the study's theoretical framework.

An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.

The panels are attached to the building's steel framework.

This paper provides a framework for future research.

the metal framework of the roof

providing a factual framework for future research

These new ideas are penetrating into the framework of society.

the conceptual framework of the play

We have to act within the existing legal framework.

Word forms

noun
singular: framework
plural: frameworks
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