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tr.v. sche·ma·tized, sche·ma·tiz·ing, sche·ma·tiz·es
To express in or reduce to a scheme: a diagram that schematizes the creation and consumption of wealth.

[Greek skhēmatizein, to give form to, from skhēma, skhēmat-, form; see scheme.]

sche′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈskiːməˌtaɪz) or


(tr) to form into or arrange in a scheme
ˌschematiˈzation, ˌschematiˈsation n


(ˈski məˌtaɪz)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to reduce to or arrange according to a scheme.
[1640–50; < Greek schēmatízein to form. See scheme, -ize]
sche`ma•ti•za′tion, n.
sche′ma•tiz`er, n.


Past participle: schematized
Gerund: schematizing

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Present Continuous
I am schematizing
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Present Perfect
I have schematized
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Past Continuous
I was schematizing
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Past Perfect
I had schematized
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I will schematize
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be schematizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been schematizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been schematizing
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I would schematize
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.schematize - formulate in regular order; to reduce to a scheme or formula; "The chemists schematized the various reactions in a coherent fashion"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
2.schematize - give conventional form to; "some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Another facet of Cognitive Grammar's bottom-up orientation is the claim that "rules" can only arise as schematizations of overtly occurring expressions.
(19) Some schematizations were complicated and encyclopedic, incorporating a whole variety of sevens, while a simpler scheme--demonstrating how the seven petitions expel the seven sins--could provide an effective way to structure a sermon, as the example found in Mirk's Festial reveals.
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Even the discourse that could connect photography to painting seems forgotten, so that a near-photorealistic modulation of specific forms can be augmented by drippings, elements of free drawing, or comic schematizations. In this subjective topography one can orient oneself only by following subjective rules.
Neither is it the axis of applied versus fundamental research, which also occurs in his schematizations. The dimension of low versus high level of aggregation in the Bouma diagrams has to be envisaged as perpendicular to the plane of reading in Figure 2.
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