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
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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
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