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1    a structural plan or basis of a project  
2    a structure or frame supporting or containing something  
3    frames collectively  
4    work such as embroidery or weaving done in or on a frame  
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core, fabric, foundation, frame, frame of reference, groundwork, plan, schema, shell, skeleton, structure, the bare bones  

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framer, frame, fretwork, firework

framework n.
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.

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