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English definition of “framework”

framework

noun     /ˈfreɪm.wɜːk/ US  /-wɝːk/
[C] a supporting structure around which something can be builtFrames and structures C2 a system of rules, ideas, or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something: a legal framework for resolving disputesWays of achieving things
(Definition of framework noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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