What is scheme?

  • (noun): An elaborate and systematic plan of action.
    Synonyms: strategy
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "scheme":

  • (noun): An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world.
    Synonyms: schema
  • (noun): A schematic or preliminary plan.
    Synonyms: outline, schema
  • (verb): Devise a system or form a scheme for.
  • (noun): A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
    Synonyms: dodge, dodging
  • (noun): A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
    Synonyms: system
  • (verb): Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.
    Synonyms: intrigue, connive

Famous quotes containing the word scheme:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:
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