scheme

Definitions

  • Tuning scheme
    Tuning scheme
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scheme form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    • v scheme devise a system or form a scheme for
    • n scheme a schematic or preliminary plan
    • n scheme an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    • n scheme an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    • n scheme a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    • n scheme a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scheme A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system. "The appearance and outward scheme of things.""Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity.""Arguments . . . sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.""The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life."
    • Scheme A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme . "The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes."
    • Scheme (Astrol) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event. "A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity.""He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
      'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to death."
      "Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;
      I founded palaces, and planted bowers."
    • Scheme Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline. "To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France."
    • v. i Scheme To form a scheme or schemes.
    • v. t Scheme To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot. "That wickedness which schemed , and executed, his destruction."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scheme A connected and orderly arrangement, as of related precepts or coördinate theories; a regularly formulated plan; system.
    • n scheme A linear representation showing the relative position, form, etc., of the parts or elements of a thing or system; a diagram; a sketch or outline.
    • n scheme In astrology, a representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies; an astrological figure of the heavens.
    • n scheme A statement or plan in tabular form; an official and formal plan: as, a scheme of division (see phrase below); a scheme of postal distribution or of mail service.
    • n scheme A plan to be executed; a project or design; purpose.
    • n scheme A specific organization for the attainment of some distinct object: as, the seven schemes of the Church of Scotland (for the propagation of the gospel in foreign parts, the conversion of the Jews, home missions, etc.; these are under the charge of a joint committee).
    • n scheme A figure of speech.
    • n scheme = Syn.5. Design, Project, etc. See plan.
    • scheme To plan; contrive; plot; project; design.
    • scheme To form plans; contrive; plan; plot.
    • n scheme In printing, the written or printed summary of the proper quantity of types for each character: in Great Britain a ‘scheme’ of type is called a ‘bill’ of type.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scheme skēm plan: something contrived to be done: purpose: plot: a combination of things by design: a specific organisation for some end: an illustrative diagram: a system: a statement in tabular form: a representation of the aspect of the heavenly bodies at a given time
    • v.t Scheme to plan: to contrive
    • v.i Scheme to form a plan
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Quotations

  • Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau
    Gabriel Riqueti Mirabeau
    “Nothing baffles the schemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls.”
  • George Santayana
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    “The human mind is not rich enough to drive many horses abreast and wants one general scheme, under which it strives to bring everything.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.”
  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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    “I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The poor man's budget is full of schemes.”
  • Sir William Osler
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    “When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances will fit in with them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. schema, a rhetorical figure, a shape, figure, manner, Gr. , , form, shape, outline, plan, fr. , , to have or hold, to hold out, sustain, check, stop; cf. Skr. sah, to be victorious, to endure, to hold out, AS. sige, victory, G. sieg,. Cf,. Epoch Hectic School

Usage

In literature:

She had never surrendered herself in more than outer show to her brother's schemes.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
He was a methodical scoundrel, too, and arranged the details of his scheme with the utmost circumspection.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
The scheme chiefly important to Van Diemen's Land, was the settlement of Swan River.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The schemes of a radical cure date from the attack on Deerfield and the murders of the following summer.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
Several peers spoke warmly against the scheme; but their warnings fell upon dull, cold ears.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The whole scheme is full of falsehood.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Members of Congress were concerned in the scheme.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
The only man who had any real success from the scheme was the president.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
I have been afraid of the men who sit and scheme and put all their minds on making money.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
In the Bush they had learned to fight, cook, scheme, and generally look after themselves.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Washington's scheme for internal improvements occupied much of his attention, and he corresponded largely upon the subject.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
She does care for him; and he will view this mad scheme in the right light.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The exploits of the famous "Congress' Own" Regiments might, he thought, have contributed much to the enemy's scheme.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
But the scheme was an Addicks scheme.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
His scheme appeals at once to benevolence and to greediness.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
But the force of liberalism was too strong in England for any British Minister to enter into such a scheme.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
So our little scheme has not been a failure.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
It is almost inconceivable that such a scheme was ever put on paper, yet it lived for twenty years.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Let us see the means which Law had devised to insure the success of his scheme.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
They are in this century as childish as her political and social schemes are mischievous!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

He may counsel, scheme, and plan,
But a Higher far than man
Ordereth all he never can,—
Thou guidest!
"Thou Guidest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Who fathoms the Eternal Thought?
Who talks of scheme and plan?
The Lord is God! He needeth not
The poor device of man.
"The Eternal Goodness" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When the rich Fool had built his barns anew,
And grain therein for many a season stor'd,
Death came, and all his fansy'd schemes o'erthrew,
Ere he had tasted of the treasur'd hoard:
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
This blessed calm, how soon it past—
Then came adversity's keen blast;
O'erturn'd—and to the ground were cast—
My foolish schemes!
Strewn like the leaves o'er winter's waste
My idle dreams.
"The Way Of The World" by Samuel Bamford
I told the father all his schemes,
Who were his comrades, what their dreams;
``And now make haste,'' I said, ``to pray
``The one spot from his soul away;
``To-night he comes, but not the same
``Will look!'' At night he never came.
"The Confessional" by Robert Browning
'Tis all a mist. Reason can naught explain,
We dream and scheme for what to-morrow brings;
We sleep, perchance, and never wake again,
Nor taste life's joys, or suffer sorrow's stings.
Will the soul soar, or will it sink below?
How can we know.
"Now And Then" by John Hartley

In news:

Federal affidavits allege money-laundering scheme.
Federal prosecutors announced a criminal case against Mathew Martoma, a former trader at a unit of the hedge fund SAC Capital, accusing him of leading the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged.
How well do the new compression schemes from Dolby and DTS stack up against uncompressed audio.
Of course it owns FoxBusiness.com, so not a huge loss in the scheme of things.
A misguided scheme to segregate HIV-positive prisoners.
You want a new nickname, a new logo, a new mascot and perhaps a new color scheme.
Executives at two leading drug companies were among six people arrested Monday and charged with insider trading in what federal prosecutors said was a five-year-long scheme that netted more than $1 million.
(AP) — Executives at two leading drug companies were among six people arrested Monday and charged with insider trading in what federal prosecutors said was a five-year-long scheme that netted more than $1 million.
What it found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme.
Feds charge hedge funder with $276 million insider trading scheme.
Teacher's Union Embroiled In $433K Theft Scheme.
Peapod's scheme could boost independent restaurant sales.
'I didn't lie I was evasive ' in Roy Schmidt election scheme.
Emissions scheme on a stretcher.
Yellow in the Tom Ridge color scheme means the risk of an attack is significant.
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In science:

The above two schemes are the only schemes which can be γ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
If we view generic types as type schemes, we can also say that the type π is an instance of the type scheme π ′ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Let X be any Noetherian G-scheme (i.e. a Noetherian scheme with a regular action of the group G).
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
The very first examples of schemes are affine schemes.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
We can define a notion of (S, G) schemes in the category of schemes defined over k .
Geometric structures on fields
An (S, G) etale scheme is a scheme T such that its Etale sieve E tT is endowed with and (S, G) structure.
Geometric structures on fields
Density of states for HMF NiMnSb in LSDA scheme (dashed line) and in LDA+DMFT scheme (solid line) with effective Coulomb interaction U =3 eV, exchange parameter J =0.9 eV and temperature T =300 K.
Nonquasiparticle states in half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb
In this section we construct linear optical schemes for generalized measurements and analyze the generalized measurements that need to be performed with the proposed schemes, for the three different cases (a), (b) and (c) mentioned in the previous section.
Generalized Measurement and Conclusive Teleportation with Nonmaximal Entanglement
For every such model A we may consider not only the classical variety S imp1(A) ⊂ S pec(A0 ) of 1-dimensional simple representations (the scheme-theoretical closed points), but also the k-schemes S impn (A) of n-dimensional simple left representations, see e.g. , and the relations between S impn(A) and S impm(A).
Noncommutative plane curves
Our random-coding schemes are binning schemes in which the auxiliary random variable U is input to a fictitious channel.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
In the latter scheme, which we shall call “traditional” scheme from now on, the applied form of the effective hamiltonian introduces unwanted traces containing γ5 by definition.
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
We will not attempt such a direct computation here, but avail the derived NNLO relation between our and the “traditional” scheme to find the NNLO ADM and the corresponding matching conditions in the latter scheme on detours.
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
Furthermore, in order to separate the coupling scheme from the renormalization scheme dependence, let us assume without loss of generality, that the local parts of the matrix elements in the unprimed scheme fulfill the constraint ˆr (1) = ˆr (2) = 0.
Effective Hamiltonian for Non-Leptonic |Delta F| = 1 Decays at NNLO in QCD
We find that these schemes are in general not proper over k , but they have natural compactifications: Working with torsion free sheaves E instead of only locally pro jective ones, we obtain pro jective moduli schemes.
Moduli schemes of generically simple Azumaya modules
The coefficients a, c are scheme-independent while b is scheme-depended.
Holography and Brane-bulk Energy Exchange
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