Meaning of SCHEME in English


Pronunciation: ' sk ē m

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin schemat-, schema arrangement, figure, from Greek sch ē mat-, sch ē ma, 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 (1) : a mathematical or astronomical diagram (2) : a representation of the astrological aspects of the planets at a particular time b : a graphic sketch or outline

2 : a concise statement or table : EPITOME

3 : a plan or program of action especially : a crafty or secret one

4 : a systematic or organized configuration : DESIGN <color scheme >

synonyms see PLAN

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.