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framework

[′frām‚wərk]
(engineering)
The load-carrying frame of a structure; may be of timber, steel, or concrete.
(geology)
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.

Framework

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.

framework

An assemblage of structural elements or members fitted together to form a structure, as a multistory building, a rigid-frame shed, or a truss.

framework

In object-oriented systems, a set of classes that embodies an abstract design for solutions to a number of related problems.

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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* The code requires compliance with fundamental principles, independence, and application of the conceptual framework to address threats to compliance.
The FASB was the first accounting-standard setting body in the world that successfully developed a comprehensive conceptual framework. It presented its concepts in a series of separate Concept Statements.
The small group discussions yielded information that provides an expanded view of how to use the Nursing in the Native American Culture conceptual framework in relation to nursing practice and research.
Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, Joint Conceptual Framework Project.
Today we are at Line C and headed toward Line D, which, in theory, is a complete evolution of GAAP into the intent of the FASB's investor-oriented conceptual framework. While there will continue to be give and take between constituencies, the future direction can be somewhat surmised.
As a first step, the unit at Urban State instituted a series of meetings led by an outside consultant to engage faculty in the development of a conceptual framework and a research-based narrative that supported its validity.
* The TOS needs to do a better job of relating the College's Conceptual Framework to the actual practice of the Eight Learning Outcomes during the 25 hours of observation.
This report provides a conceptual framework to understand the ecologic characteristics of disease emergence based on between- and within-species transmission rates involving a potential disease reservoir population and a target host population.
This conceptual framework is necessary due to "the absence of a liberal justice standard" in questions regarding migration laws (p.
We found a conceptual framework that supported the strategic vision and our tactical development in Innovation: The Missing Dimension, in which MIT professors Richard Lester and Michael Piore attempt to understand American corporate success in the 1990s.
Especially recommended reading for novice psychotherapists and students of psychotherapy wanting to learn more about dynamic psychotherapy, the emphasis is on the application of psychotherapy rather than psychotherapy's theoretical or conceptual framework. Individual chapters range from the "what, when, and why" of psychotherapy, to the termination of psychotherapy.
For such a work it is easier to quote from the author: "My objective in the volume has been to develop a conceptual framework that integrates the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of life; a framework that enable us to adopt a systemic approach to some of the critical issues of our time.

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