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sche·ma

 (skē′mə)
n. pl. sche·ma·ta (skē-mä′tə, skĭ-măt′ə) or sche·mas
1. A plan, outline, or model: a schema for prioritizing vaccinations; a writer's schema for a novel.
2. Psychology A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.

[Latin schēma, schēmat-, form; see scheme.]

schema

(ˈskiːmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
1. a plan, diagram, or scheme
2. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Kant) a rule or principle that enables the understanding to apply its categories and unify experience: universal succession is the schema of causality.
3. (Psychology) psychol a mental model of aspects of the world or of the self that is structured in such a way as to facilitate the processes of cognition and perception
4. (Logic) logic an expression using metavariables that may be replaced by object language expressions to yield a well-formed formula. Thus A = A is an axiom schema for identity, representing the infinite number of axioms, x = x, y = y, z = z, etc
[C19: from Greek: form]

sche•ma

(ˈski mə)

n., pl. sche•ma•ta (ˈski mə tə or, sometimes, skiˈmɑ tə, skɪ-)
sche•mas.
1. a diagram, plan, or scheme.
2. an underlying organizational pattern or structure; conceptual framework.
[1790–1800; < Greek schêma form, scheme]

schema

an outline or diagrammatic representation. See also drawing. — schematic, adj.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schema - an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
2.schema - a schematic or preliminary plan
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

schema

noun
A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something:
Translations
schéma

schema

[ˈskiːmə] N (schemata (pl)) [ˈskiːmətə]esquema m

schema

n pl <-ta> → Darstellung f; (Philos) → Schema nt

schema

[ˈskiːmə] n (schemata (pl)) (frm) → schema

sche·ma

n. esquema, plan, planeamiento.
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