Scheme Definition

skēm
schemed, schemes, scheming
noun
schemes
A carefully arranged and systematic program of action for attaining some object or end.
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A visionary plan or project.
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A secret or underhanded plan; plot.
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An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system.
A color scheme.
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An outline or diagram showing different parts or elements of an object or system.
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verb
schemed, schemes, scheming
To make schemes; form plans.
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To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise.
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To plan in a deceitful way; plot.
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To plot; intrigue.
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pronoun

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

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Other Word Forms of Scheme

Noun

Singular:
scheme
Plural:
schemes

Origin of Scheme

  • Latin schēma figure from Greek skhēma segh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin schÄ“ma (“figure, form"), from Ancient Greek σχῆμα (skhÄ“ma).

    From Wiktionary

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