|1.||[ noun ] a simplified description of a complex entity or process|
"the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
|Related terms:||hypothesis Ptolemaic_system Copernican_system mean_sun stochastic_process analogy model|
|2.||[ noun ] the underlying structure|
"restoring the framework of the bombed building" "it is part of the fabric of society"
|3.||[ noun ] a structure supporting or containing something|
|Related terms:||supporting_structure window rack clotheshorse derrick sash sawhorse wattle airframe arbor picture_frame grate tambour trellis grill gun_carriage handbarrow cornice coaming hayrack bustle deckle mounting lattice honeycomb window_frame oxbow ribbing climbing_frame doorframe stretcher tenter gantry truss undercarriage walker walker fender casing brace backing frame frame|