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a framework for the study of television's effect on society
Einstein's research provided much of the theoretical framework for particle physics.
the democratic framework of society
A free market economy operates within a framework of minimal state intervention.
The universities had considerable independence, within a legal framework laid down by the state.
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the sending of images and photographs from one mobile phone to another
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