Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) A framework is the structural supports that a building, vehicle, etc. is built around. (noun) A framework is a collection of basic ideas and organising principles that you can build an argument, a book, a society, etc. around.

Examples: (noun) Very large iron and steel beams provide the framework for the building’s central section. (noun) The purpose of the budget is to provide a framework for financial decisions in the future. (noun) The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive framework for practical and theoretical study in Art and Design.

Synonyms: nouns: structure, foundation. structure.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 A