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schema

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sche=ma

CIDE DICTIONARY

scheman. [G. See Scheme.].
     An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

schema, n. (pl. schemata or schemas)
1 a synopsis, outline, or diagram.
2 a proposed arrangement.
3 Logic a syllogistic figure.
4 (in Kantian philosophy) a conception of what is common to all members of a class; a general type or essential form.

Etymology
Gk skhema -atos form, figure

THESAURUS

schema

alphabet, approach, arrangement, art, attack, blueprint, blueprinting, calculation, catalog, catalogue raisonne, charactering, characterization, chart, charting, choreography, conception, contrivance, conventional representation, dance notation, delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment, design, device, diagram, disposition, drama, drawing, enterprise, envisagement, exemplification, figuration, figuring, foresight, forethought, game, graph, graphing, ground plan, guidelines, hieroglyphic, iconography, idea, ideogram, illustration, imagery, imaging, intention, layout, letter, limning, lineup, logogram, logograph, long-range plan, map, mapping, master plan, method, methodology, musical notation, notation, operations research, organization, outline, pictogram, picturization, plan, planning, planning function, portraiture, portrayal, prearrangement, prefigurement, presentment, printing, procedure, program, program of action, projection, rationalization, realization, rendering, rendition, representation, schedule, schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, score, script, setup, strategic plan, strategy, syllabary, symbol, system, systematization, tablature, table, table of contents, tactical plan, tactics, the big picture, the picture, way, working plan, writing

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