framework: a basic structure underlying a system, concept, or text.
"the theoretical framework of political sociology"
synonyms: structure, order, scheme, system, organization, construction, configuration, composition, "the framework of society"
model: a system or thing used as an example to follow or imitate.
"the law became a model for dozens of laws banning nondegradable plastic products"
synonyms: prototype, stereotype, archetype, type, version