Meaning of SCHEME in English

I. noun Etymology: Latin schemat-, schema arrangement, figure, from Greek schēmat-, schēma, from echein to have, hold, be in (such) a condition; akin to Old English sige victory, Sanskrit sahate he prevails Date: circa 1595 1. a. archaic a mathematical or astronomical diagram, a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time, a graphic sketch or outline, a concise statement or table ; epitome , a plan or program of action, a systematic or organized configuration ; design , see: plan II. verb (~d; scheming) Date: 1749 transitive verb to form a ~ for, intransitive verb to form plans, ~r noun

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