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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheduling, programming, programingnoun

    setting an order and time for planned events


  1. schedulingnoun

    A function in many aspects of industry, commerce and computing in which events are timed to take place at the most opportune time

  2. schedulingnoun

    The time at which a particular event is scheduled


  1. scheduling

    A schedule or a timetable, as a basic time-management tool, consists of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place, or of a sequence of events in the chronological order in which such things are intended to take place. The process of creating a schedule — deciding how to order these tasks and how to commit resources between the variety of possible tasks — is called scheduling, and a person responsible for making a particular schedule may be called a scheduler. Making and following schedules is an ancient human activity.Some scenarios associate this kind of planning with learning life skills. Schedules are necessary, or at least useful, in situations where individuals need to know what time they must be at a specific location to receive a specific service, and where people need to accomplish a set of goals within a set time period. Schedules can usefully span both short periods, such as a daily or weekly schedule, and long-term planning with respect to periods of several months or years. They are often made using a calendar, where the person making the schedule can note the dates and times at which various events are planned to occur. Schedules that do not set forth specific times for events to occur may instead list algorithmically an expected order in which events either can or must take place. In some situations, schedules can be uncertain, such as where the conduct of daily life relies on environmental factors outside human control. People who are vacationing or otherwise seeking to reduce stress and achieve relaxation may intentionally avoid having a schedule for a certain period of time.


  1. scheduling

    Scheduling is the process of planning, arranging, and coordinating tasks, activities, resources, or events within a certain period of time, with the goal of achieving desired objectives in an efficient and effective manner. It involves allocating or distributing tasks or duties among employees, deciding on timelines, and managing resources to ensure that tasks are completed within specified deadlines.


  1. Scheduling

    In computer science, scheduling is the method by which threads, processes or data flows are given access to system resources. This is usually done to load balance a system effectively or achieve a target quality of service. The need for a scheduling algorithm arises from the requirement for most modern systems to perform multitasking and multiplexing. The scheduler is concerned mainly with: ⁕Throughput - The total number of processes that complete their execution per time unit. ⁕Latency, specifically: ⁕Turnaround time - total time between submission of a process and its completion. ⁕Response time - amount of time it takes from when a request was submitted until the first response is produced. ⁕Fairness / Waiting Time - Equal CPU time to each process. It is the time for which the process remains in the ready queue. In practice, these goals often conflict, thus a scheduler will implement a suitable compromise. Preference is given to any one of the above mentioned concerns depending upon the user's needs and objectives.

Editors Contribution

  1. schedulingverb

    Verb form of the word schedule.

    The scheduling manager was so fair and helpful when managing schedules.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scheduling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scheduling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scheduling in a Sentence

  1. Vanessa Marin:

    For some couples, scheduling sex works really well, it gives them something to look forward to, they like the anticipation, they like feeling prioritized, then other couples (say) scheduling sex feels horrible to them, like sex is transactional and just another item on their to-do list.

  2. United States:

    If you really care are you letting the gap grow, are you scheduling three finals on the same day? No, you're not.

  3. Mustafa Qadri:

    FIFA has spent much time, money and political capital investigating alleged corruption in the Russia and Qatar World Cup bids, and agonizing over the scheduling of the tournament, but the organization has yet to demonstrate any real commitment to ensuring Qatar 2022 is not built on a foundation of exploitation and abuse.

  4. Casey Murray:

    We don't want the company canceling flights. We don't want the company hiring more people to fill in an inefficient scheduling process, until the company corrects some of these issues with how they schedule and reroute pilots and flight attendants, we're going to continue to see these issues next week and over the holidays. That's what we want to see avoided.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    If the State Department does not fulfill this production, or if production continues to be anemic and underwhelming, we will move forward with scheduling a compliance hearing before the Committee.

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