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The load-carrying frame of a structure; may be of timber, steel, or concrete.
In a sediment or sedimentary rock, the rigid arrangement created by particles that support one another at contact points.
A fixed calcareous structure impervious to waves, built by sedentary organisms (for example, sponges, corals, and bryozoans) in a high-energy environment.
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Composed of individual parts that are fitted and joined together as skeletal structures designed to produce a specific shape, or to provide temporary or permanent support.
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An assemblage of structural elements or members fitted together to form a structure, as a multistory building, a rigid-frame shed, or a truss.
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In object-oriented systems, a set of classes that embodies an abstract design for solutions to a number of related problems.
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framework(1) See application framework and enterprise framework.
(2) (FrameWork) One of the first integrated software packages for PCs that included a programming language. It was developed by Ashton-Tate, later acquired by Borland.
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