framework

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Framework is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
framework

Plural
frameworks

A wooden framework
  1. (countable) A framework is basic ideas and organisation that you can build an argument, a book, a society, etc. around.
    The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive framework for practical and theoretical study in Art and Design.
    The purpose of a system of budgeting is to provide a reasoned framework for the financial decisions of a future period.
  2. (countable) A framework is the structural supports that a building, vehicle, etc. is built around.
    Very large iron and steel beams provide the framework for the building’s central section.