schedule

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v schedule plan for an activity or event "I've scheduled a concert next week"
    • v schedule make a schedule; plan the time and place for events "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"
    • n schedule a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    • n schedule an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first scheduled airplane passenger service in the world was between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1914.
    • n Schedule A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.
    • v. t Schedule To form into, or place in, a schedule.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY opened in 1948 and is the world's largest landfill. It covers 3,000 acres and receives 14,000 tons of garbage a day. It's scheduled to close in 2002.
    • n schedule A paper stating details, usually in a tabular form or list, and often as an appendix or explanatory addition to another document, as a complete list of all the objects contained in a certain house, belonging to a certain person, or the like, intended to accompany a bill of sale, a deed of gift, or other legal paper or proceeding; any list, catalogue, or table: as, chemicals are in schedule A of the tariff law.
    • n schedule Synonyms Register, Inventory, etc. See list.
    • schedule To make a schedule of, as of a number of objects.
    • schedule To include in a schedule, as any object.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When the German army invaded France in WWI, they actually followed the schedules of the local trains to invade (it was faster by rail and they wanted to surprise France), checking the timetable and abiding by it. And France, whose army was waiting at the border, sent taxis to pick up and transport the troops to counter the attack
    • n Schedule shed′ūl a piece of paper containing some writing: a list, inventory, or table
    • v.t Schedule to place in a schedule or list
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Quotations

  • Monty Python
    Monty Python
    “I don't think there's a punch-line scheduled, is there?”
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.”
  • Louis E. Boone
    Louis E. Boone
    “I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.”
  • PattiSue Plumber
    PattiSue Plumber
    “The truth is that most busy people cannot sustain a seven-day-a-week training schedule. There are too many other stresses and responsibilities in their lives.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cédule, formerly also spelt schedule, L. schedula, dim. of scheda, scida, a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper; akin to (or perh. from) Gr. a tablet, leaf, and to L. scindere, to cleave, Gr. . See Schism, and cf. Cedule

Usage

In literature:

But if these years saw no remarkable schedules, the team was, nevertheless, steadily improving.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
The cold-storage people are boostin' their schedules every day.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Owing to the delay in forming the teams, no games were scheduled to be played until after Thanksgiving.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
The strike was scheduled to begin on the first day of August.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
The inexorable schedule kept me week after week in the East.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
One weakness in the schedule is that it tends to give a small nut an advantage if the per cent kernel obtained in first crack is high.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
There have been many schedules for judging black walnuts presented in the past.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
At the word Frank was to give the time, and Donald was to write it down on his schedule.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
On schedule, I should point out.
"General Max Shorter" by Kris Ottman Neville
I have been expecting you, so here is the schedule.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
All I wanted to know was who was scheduled to be top man.
"Revolution" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Criticism of the Cotton Schedule.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
In addition, the disruption of railroad schedules made the delivery of mail a hazard rather than a certainty.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
It was only quarter of eight when she and Evelyn made their way to the English class-room, where Doris had scheduled the class meeting.
"The Girl Scouts' Good Turn" by Edith Lavell
Six days before our scheduled departure date, Commander Frendon arrived.
"Shock Absorber" by E.G. von Wald
I've got to go pretty much by the schedule.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
They had been classed into two schedules.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
We've got to pick our way on our own schedule.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
We're behind our schedule as it is.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
After a time the managers of the two companies met, and schedule rates were restored.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
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In news:

National Poetry Slam Opening Bout Schedule.
The National Poetry Slam overtakes Austin starting Aug 7 at venues all over town (see the schedule, p.42, for times, dates, and venue info).
Redskins-Cowboys: Big game at Big D. Stats, scores and schedules.
Expo Line Opening Date Is April 28: Two Years Behind Schedule And $292 Million Over Budget.
FAIRBANKS — L' assiette de Pomegranate, located downtown on Second Avenue, has overhauled its menu and schedule, the cafe announced.
The appeal by Vittorio Tabacchi during the presentation of World Sight Day scheduled for October 11 More.
College bowling and Pro bowling for some, and SEC schedule.
PAWTUCKET – Larry Lucchino admitted Wednesday that he tries to clear his schedule and make a once-per-season pilgrimage to McCoy Stadium.
Altering school bus schedules can save funds, but disrupt family schedules.
The term "fiscal cliff" refers to scheduled federal tax increases or automated budget cuts scheduled to go into effect with the new year.
This week, members of Valdosta State's football team were forced to balance the hectic schedule of final exams and a full practice schedule in preparation for Saturday's Division II national semifinal matchup against Minnesota State-Mankato.
Another major milestone is scheduled to take place Thursday when the above the ceiling inspections are scheduled for the new Hartselle High.
Scheduled date, Scheduled air-time, Game.
(AP) — Turner Motorsports has signed Jeb Burton to drive a full Truck Series schedule next season and a limited Nationwide Series schedule.
The Burke VRE to Tysons line is on schedule to start running January 14, and the schedules are being finalized now.
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In science:

Noise, timing, and integration studies are underway. A beam test of 15 fully-instrumented HPDs is scheduled for Spring 2003 at FNAL.
Development of a Hybrid Photo-Diode and its Front-End Electronics for the BTEV Experiment
These initial instruments are scheduled to be upgraded in a few years time.
Components of the gravitational force in the field of a gravitational wave
Hence it is often chosen as a base for NP-completeness proofs of other problems involving numbers, like bin packing, multiprocessor scheduling, quadratic programming or knapsack problems .
Number partitioning as random energy model
This is known as multiway partitioning or multiprocessor scheduling problem (M S P).
Number partitioning as random energy model
Our model in contrast produces constant local clustering, though it may be possible to generalize our method to create networks with any desired schedule of local clustering.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
In this paper we use the annealing schedule derived by Dukkipati et al. which is called Cauchy annealing schedule for evolutionary algorithms.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
According to this annealing schedule βt should be a non-decreasing Cauchy sequence for faster convergence.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
For Tsallis selection too we have used the same annealing schedule as Boltzmann selection with identical parameters.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
This schedule of q gave better performance than keeping it constant.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
The Antares neutrino telescope is now scheduled to be operational by 2007, but physics studies will begin before its completion.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
As with the uniform con figuration, BON’s job throughput in the heavy-tailed con figuration is only about 0.01% worse than the optimal schedule.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
As was done for the uniform simulation con figuration, we compare centrally scheduled job throughput to BON throughput with the same load trace.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
All modules are governed by the central module ”piman” scheduling the tasks and controlling the information flow.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
In all the modules, the computing functions follow the estimating functions. A scheduler first triggers the estimating function on the source by sending a control signal.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
It accelerates computation operations as well as computationintensive scheduling.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
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