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Topic: TECHNOLOGY


framework

noun
     
frame‧work W3 [countable]
1 [usually singular] a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
framework of/for
This paper provides a framework for future research.
2

social/legal/political etc framework

the structure of a society, a legal or political system etc:
We have to act within the existing legal framework.
3T the main supporting parts of a building, vehicle, or object:
the metal framework of the roof
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