conceptual framework

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the basic structure about which something is formulated or built.
conceptual framework (theoretical framework) an organization or matrix of concepts that provides a focus for inquiry.

conceptual framework

a group of concepts that are broadly defined and systematically organized to provide a focus, a rationale, and a tool for the integration and interpretation of information. Usually expressed abstractly through word models, a conceptual framework is the conceptual basis for many theories, such as communication theory and general systems theory. Conceptual frameworks also provide a foundation and organization for the educational plan in schools of nursing.

con·cep·tu·al frame·work

(kŏn-sepchū-ăl frāmwŏrk)
Set of interrelated theories that form the basis for a research study.
Synonym(s): theoretical framework.
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