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noun [countable] framework pronunciation in American English /ˈfreɪmˌwɜrk/
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  1. 1
    a set of principles, ideas, etc. that you use when you are forming your decisions and judgments
    framework for: a framework for the study of television’s effect on society
    provide/establish/create a framework: Einstein’s research provided much of the theoretical framework for particle physics.
    1. a.
      a system of rules, laws, agreements, etc. that establish the way that something operates in business, politics, or society
      framework of: the democratic framework of society
      within a framework: A free market economy operates within a framework of minimal state intervention.
      a legal/regulatory/constitutional framework: The universities had considerable independence, within a legal framework laid down by the state.


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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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