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framework

noun     /ˈfreɪm.wɜːk/ US  /-wɝːk/
[C] a supporting structure around which something can be built Frames and structures C2 a system of rules , ideas , or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something: a legal framework for resolving disputes Ways of achieving things
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