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  ( frameworks    plural  )
1       n-count   A framework is a particular set of rules, ideas, or beliefs which you use in order to deal with problems or to decide what to do.  
usu adj N, N of n  
... within the framework of federal regulations.     
2       n-count   A framework is a structure that forms a support or frame for something.  
usu supp N  
...wooden shelves on a steel framework.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


core, fabric, foundation, frame, frame of reference, groundwork, plan, schema, shell, skeleton, structure, the bare bones  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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frame, fretwork, firework, farmer

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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