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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.


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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