[ noun ] a simplified description of a complex entity or process


"the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

There is no framework or structure of thought with_respect_to which we can organize it and no part of reality , as we know and apprehend it , with_respect_to which we can refer this experience .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Only within the framework of a mature relationship characterized by honest appraisals of performance can we provide telling assistance .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Within this framework , what followed was strained , even macabre .

[ noun ] the underlying structure




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

Used in print

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

We will recall that the still confident liberals of the Truman administration gathered with other Western utopians in San_Francisco to set_up the legal framework , finally and at_last , to rationalize war - to rationalize want and fear - out of the world : the United_Nations .

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