Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun framework

3 senses of framework

Sense 1
model, theoretical account, framework -- (a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems")
       => hypothesis, possibility, theory -- (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices")

Sense 2
framework, fabric -- (the underlying structure; "providing a factual framework for future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society")
       => structure -- (the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule")

Sense 3
framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)
       => supporting structure -- (a structure that serves to support something)

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