1. [ noun ] a simplified description of a complex entity or process
Synonyms: model theoretical_account

"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
Synonyms: fabric

"restoring the framework of the bombed building" "it is part of the fabric of society"

Related terms: structure
3. [ noun ] a structure supporting or containing something
Synonyms: frame framing
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
Similar spelling:   framer