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framework

 [frām´werk]
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.

frame·work

(frām'wŏrk),
1.
2. In dentistry, the skeletal prosthesis (usually metal) around which and to which are attached the remaining portions of the prosthesis to produce the finished appliance (partial denture).

frame·work

(frām'wŏrk)
A structure that supports or encloses something.

frame·work

(frām'wŏrk)
In dentistry, skeletal prosthesis (usually metal) around which and to which are attached the remaining portions of the prosthesis to produce a partial denture.

framework,

n the skeletal metal portion of a removable partial denture around which and to which the remaining units are attached.
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We will carefully vet and incorporate all appropriate emerging research into our theoretical framework and programs.
The theoretical frameworks provided here are offered to stimulate interest and activity in the building of collaborative alliances to respond to the complex issues facing school counseling in the 21st century.
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A theoretical framework that explains and predicts the conditions of positive and negative responses to health risk messages (also known as fear appeals) is the Extended Parallel Process Model (EPPM) (Witte, 1992b).
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Muldoon's discussion of the various medieval ideas of empire is interesting and valuable, but the choice of a medieval versus modern theoretical framework for the book is misleading.
In its exploration of the relationship between landscape and construction, it has also served as a theoretical framework for the Patkaus' more recent work, such as the Strawberry Vale School (AR August 1997).
The Pittsburgh project created a theoretical framework for managing electronic records.
It is grounded in the real-life problems of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet includes a very relevant theoretical framework and synthesizes much up-to-date research.
The proposed theoretical framework suggests that these conceptions determine in interaction with a concrete learning environment the perception of this learning environment.
Palmer situates his argument in a New Historicist framework relying particularly upon Michel de Certeau's insights on "tactics and strategies," Stephen Greenblatt's notion of "the circulation of social energy," and Leah Marcus' emphasis on "local readings"; he also calls upon Bakhtin's analysis of "speech genres" and recent reception theory in his complex theoretical framework.
of Technology) and his coauthors, academics and social workers from the UK and Australia, call for an overview of contemporary child protective policies and practices across the English-speaking world, the development of a theoretical framework for understanding the problems of the child protective system, and an alternative framework that places child protection within a broader context that includes support for children, youth and families.

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