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English noun: framework

1. framework (cognition) a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process


SamplesThe computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems.


Synonymsmodel, theoretical account


Broader (hypernym)hypothesis, possibility, theory


Narrower (hyponym)computer simulation, Copernican system, M-theory, mean sun, Ptolemaic system, simulation, stochastic process, string theory

2. framework (attribute) the underlying structure


SamplesProviding a factual framework for future research.
It is part of the fabric of society.


Synonymsfabric


Broader (hypernym)structure

3. framework (artifact) a structure supporting or containing something


Broader (hypernym)supporting structure


Narrower (hyponym)airframe, arbor, arbour, baby-walker, bower, buck, buffer, bustle, case, casing, climbing frame, clotheshorse, coaming, cornice, cowcatcher, deckle, derrick, doorcase, doorframe, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop, fender, frame, frame, framing, fretwork, gantry, gauntry, go-cart, grate, grating, grill, grille, grillwork, gun carriage, handbarrow, hayrack, hayrig, honeycomb, horse, lattice, latticework, mounting, oxbow, pelmet, pergola, picture frame, pilot, rack, ribbing, sash, sawbuck, sawhorse, stocks, stocks, stretcher, tambour, tenter, truss, undercarriage, valance, valance board, walker, walker, wattle, window, window frame, window sash, Zimmer, Zimmer frame


Part holonymbacking, brace, bracing, mount









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