What does scheme mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategy(noun)

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

  2. dodge, dodging, scheme(noun)

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

  3. system, scheme(noun)

    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, scheme(noun)

    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, scheme(verb)

    a schematic or preliminary plan

  6. scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

  7. scheme(verb)

    devise a system or form a scheme for

Wiktionary

  1. scheme(Noun)

    A systematic plan of future action.

    Etymology: From schema.

  2. scheme(Noun)

    A plot or secret, devious plan.

    Etymology: From schema.

  3. scheme(Noun)

    An orderly combination of related parts.

    Etymology: From schema.

  4. scheme(Noun)

    A chart or diagram of a system or object.

    Etymology: From schema.

  5. scheme(Noun)

    A type of topological space.

    Etymology: From schema.

  6. scheme(Noun)

    A council housing estate.

    Etymology: From schema.

  7. scheme(Noun)

    An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.

    Etymology: From schema.

  8. scheme(Verb)

    To plot, or contrive a plan.

    Etymology: From schema.

  9. Scheme(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From schema.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scheme(noun)

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

  2. Scheme(noun)

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

  3. Scheme(noun)

    any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline

  4. Scheme(noun)

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

  5. Scheme(verb)

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

  6. Scheme(verb)

    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. scheme(verb)

    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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How to say scheme in sign language?

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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. Don DeLillo:

    If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.

  2. Robert Dunham:

    Lest there be any doubt, we hold that our state constitutions prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, article I, section 17,5 does not require a unanimous jury recommendation or any jury recommendation before a death sentence can be imposed, the court said. That ruling has placed the fate of those death row inmates navigating the resentencing process into the realm of uncertainty. There is a growing fear among experts that some of those death row inmates will have their death penalties reinstated. An execution chamber used in Florida. (Florida Department of Corrections) The question here now is going to be, What about the people that have already been told they are entitled to a resentencing hearing? 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.

  3. Jane Austen:

    There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better we find comfort somewhere.

  4. Anthony DeStefano:

    They are basically living sort of scheme to scheme.

  5. James Beck:

    Understanding where that 20 % is coming from could be useful in the bigger scheme of things for all people with Parkinson's disease.

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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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