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"framework" in British English

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frameworknoun

uk   /ˈfreɪm.wɜːk/  us   /-wɝːk/
[C] a ​supportingstructure around which something can be ​builtC2 a ​system of ​rules, ​ideas, or ​beliefs that is used to ​plan or ​decide something: a ​legal framework for ​resolvingdisputes

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(Definition of framework from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frameworknoun [C]

 us   /ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk/
  • framework noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​structure around or over which something is ​built: the ​steel framework of a ​bridge
  • framework noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

the ​ideas, ​information, and ​principles that ​form the ​structure of an ​organization or ​plan: They’re ​operating within the framework of a ​militarybureaucracy. The ​agreementoutlines a framework and ​schedule for ​resolving the ​issues.
(Definition of framework from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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frameworknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfreɪmwɜːk/
a ​system of ​rules, ​ideas, or beliefs that is used to ​plan or decide something: a framework for sth The future ​tradeagenda can ​provide an important framework for ​restoringsustainablegrowth.within the framework of sth Our best chance of preventing such devastating ​acts of terror is to ​act within the framework of ​internationallaw.
a ​supportingstructure around which something can be ​built: a framework for sth The ​foundations are ​ready and the ​steel framework for the tower has been ​built.
(Definition of framework from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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