frame·work

frame·work
/ˈfreımˌwɚk/ noun, pl -works [count]
1 : the basic structure of something

These influences threaten the very framework of our society.

: a set of ideas or facts that provide support for something

The book provides a general framework for understanding modern politics.

He questions the study's theoretical framework.

2 : a supporting structure : a structural frame

An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.

The panels are attached to the building's steel framework.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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