What does scheme mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategynoun

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

  2. dodge, dodging, schemenoun

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

  3. system, schemenoun

    a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

    "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

  4. schema, schemenoun

    an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

  5. outline, schema, schemeverb

    a schematic or preliminary plan

  6. scheme, intrigue, conniveverb

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

  7. schemeverb

    devise a system or form a scheme for

Wiktionary

  1. schemenoun

    A systematic plan of future action.

    Etymology: From schema.

  2. schemenoun

    A plot or secret, devious plan.

    Etymology: From schema.

  3. schemenoun

    An orderly combination of related parts.

    Etymology: From schema.

  4. schemenoun

    A chart or diagram of a system or object.

    Etymology: From schema.

  5. schemenoun

    A type of topological space.

    Etymology: From schema.

  6. schemenoun

    A council housing estate.

    Etymology: From schema.

  7. schemenoun

    An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.

    Etymology: From schema.

  8. schemeverb

    To plot, or contrive a plan.

    Etymology: From schema.

  9. Schemenoun

    A programming language, one of the two major dialects of Lisp.

    Etymology: From schema.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Schemenoun

    a combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system

  2. Schemenoun

    a plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme

  3. Schemenoun

    any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline

  4. Schemenoun

    a representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event

  5. Schemeverb

    to make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot

  6. Schemeverb

    to form a scheme or schemes

Freebase

  1. Scheme

    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

  1. Scheme

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. schemeverb

    To plan to do something to get someones money, most often by cheating. "And the girls that been scheming, gonna get creamed when I" -- The Gravediggaz (Tonite is a special nite).

Editors Contribution

  1. scheme

    A systematic current project or plan.

    The landscaping scheme is easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scheme' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #834

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scheme' in Written Corpus Frequency: #988

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scheme' in Nouns Frequency: #225

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scheme in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scheme in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of scheme in a Sentence

  1. Bjorn Brunvand:

    Can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  2. Frank Herbert, Dune:

    Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person.

  3. Willie Walsh:

    The industry has a clear preference for a global emissions trading scheme, but I think some of the suggestions that are being introduced are interesting and should be examined, we've moved on significantly from where we were a couple of years ago when there were separate states and they would not participate and we've also moved on from where people felt ICAO would be unable to reach an agreement.

  4. Frans Timmermans:

    This is a question that, I think, can be raised with the Maltese authorities when discussing the passport scheme.

  5. Prince Harry:

    If morale is up, if you wake up in the morning and go, Right, new day, got my whole family here, what are we going to do? of course, theres that fear of what might happen, but theres so much thats out of our control and all of the sudden weve realized how small we are in the grand scheme of things.

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Translations for scheme

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  • مكيدةArabic
  • plán, schémaCzech
  • σχεδιάζω, απεργάζομαι, πλεκτάνη, σχέδιο, συνδυασμός, πλάνο, σχεδιάγραμμα, σκευωρία, εξυφαίνω, μηχανορραφίαGreek
  • treta, ardid, intriga, artimaña, maquinación, estratagemaSpanish
  • azerikeriaBasque
  • 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
  • skemaMalay
  • plan, wiskundeDutch
  • plan, program, intrygaPolish
  • planejamento, esquemaPortuguese
  • план, замыслить, схема, программа, замышлять, замысел, структура, планироватьRussian
  • పథకంTelugu
  • düzenTurkish
  • isu, iceboZulu

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