an elaborate and systematic plan of action
dodge, dodging, scheme(noun)
a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
outline, schema, scheme(verb)
a schematic or preliminary plan
scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
devise a system or form a scheme for
A systematic plan of future action.
A plot or secret, devious plan.
An orderly combination of related parts.
A chart or diagram of a system or object.
A type of topological space.
A council housing estate.
An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.
To plot, or contrive a plan.
A programming language, one of the two major dialects of Lisp.
Origin: From schema.
a combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system
a plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme
any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline
a representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event
to make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot
to form a scheme or schemes
Scheme is a functional programming language and one of the two main dialects of the programming language Lisp. Unlike Common Lisp, the other main dialect, Scheme follows a minimalist design philosophy specifying a small standard core with powerful tools for language extension. Its compactness and elegance have made it popular with educators, language designers, programmers, implementors, and hobbyists. The language's diverse appeal is seen as a strong point, though the consequently wide divergence between implementations is seen as one of the language's weak points. Scheme was developed at the MIT AI Lab by Guy L. Steele and Gerald Jay Sussman who introduced it to the academic world via a series of memos, now referred to as the Lambda Papers, over the period 1975–1980. The Scheme language is standardized in the official IEEE standard, and a de facto standard called the Revisedn Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme. The most widely implemented standard is R5RS, and a new standard R6RS was ratified in 2007. Scheme was the first dialect of Lisp to choose lexical scope and the first to require implementations to perform tail-call optimization. It was also one of the first programming languages to support first-class continuations. It had a significant influence on the effort that led to the development of its sister, Common Lisp.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skēm, n. plan: something contrived to be done: purpose: plot: a combination of things by design: a specific organisation for some end: an illustrative diagram: a system: a statement in tabular form: a representation of the aspect of the heavenly bodies at a given time.—v.t. to plan: to contrive.—v.i. to form a plan.—n. Scheme′-arch, an arch less than a semicircle.—adj. Scheme′ful.—n. Schē′mer.—adj. Schē′ming, given to forming schemes: intriguing.—adv. Schē′mingly, by scheming.—n. Schē′mist, a schemer: an astrologer.—adj. Schē′my, cunning: intriguing. [L. schema—Gr. schēma, form—echein, schēsein, to hold.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Scheme' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #834
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Scheme' in Written Corpus Frequency: #988
Rank popularity for the word 'Scheme' in Nouns Frequency: #225
The numerical value of Scheme in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Scheme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They are basically living sort of scheme to scheme.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
If you're an industrial operator, the scheme is the scheme is the scheme. We should not be interfering with it in the current trading period.
I categorically deny and reject the accusation that I was involved (in a corruption scheme) and having received any money from that customs fraud scheme.
Underlying the whole scheme of civilization is the confidence men have in each other, confidence in their integrity, confidence in their honesty, confidence in their future.
Images & Illustrations of Scheme
Translations for Scheme
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- plán, schémaCzech
- σχεδιάζω, απεργάζομαι, πλεκτάνη, σχέδιο, συνδυασμός, πλάνο, σχεδιάγραμμα, σκευωρία, εξυφαίνω, μηχανορραφίαGreek
- treta, ardid, intriga, artimaña, maquinación, estratagemaSpanish
- rakenne, kaavio, järjestelmä, suunnitelma, suunnitella, juoniFinnish
- plan, schéma, combineFrench
- תרשים, סכימה, תכנית, מבנה, תחבולהHebrew
- brugg, ráðagerð, ráðIcelandic
- macchinazione, schema, progetto, programma, stratagemma, intrigo, pianoItalian
- 表, 図, 枠組み, 計画, 陰謀, 企画, 体系, 構成, 図表, 概型, 計略, 案Japanese
- plan, wiskundeDutch
- plan, program, intrygaPolish
- planejamento, esquemaPortuguese
- план, замыслить, схема, программа, замышлять, замысел, структура, планироватьRussian
- isu, iceboZulu
Get even more translations for Scheme »
Find a translation for the Scheme definition in other languages:
Select another language: