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 for framework
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Framework \Frame"work`\, n.
     1. The work of framing, or the completed work; the frame or
        constructional part of anything; as, the framework of
        society.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A staunch and solid piece of framework. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Work done in, or by means of, a frame or loom.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  framework
      n 1: a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process;
           "the computer program was based on a model of the
           circulatory and respiratory systems" [syn: model,
           theoretical account, framework]
      2: the underlying structure; "providing a factual framework for
         future research"; "it is part of the fabric of society" [syn:
         framework, fabric]
      3: a structure supporting or containing something

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "framework":
     Anschauung, angle, angle of vision, basis, cadre, case, casement,
     casing, chassis, configuration, contour, delineation, doorframe,
     eye, fabric, features, figuration, figure, footing, frame,
     frame of reference, framing, gestalt, lattice, latticework, light,
     lineaments, lines, main features, mental outlook, outline, outlook,
     picture frame, place, point of view, position, profile,
     reference system, regard, relief, respect, sash, shapes, shell,
     side, sight, silhouette, situation, skeleton, slant, stand,
     standpoint, structure, system, tournure, universe, view, viewpoint,
     window case, window frame
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  framework
  
     In object-oriented systems, a set of classes that embodies
     an abstract design for solutions to a number of related
     problems.
  
     (1995-01-30)
  

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