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Meaning of SCHEME

Pronunciation:  skeem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a schematic or preliminary plan
  2. [n]  an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  3. [n]  an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
  4. [n]  a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  5. [v]  form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  6. [v]  devise a system or form a scheme for

SCHEME is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: connive, dodge, dodging, intrigue, outline, schema, strategy
 See Also: bubble, contrivance, dodge, false statement, falsehood, falsity, game plan, house of cards, incentive program, incentive scheme, internal representation, mental representation, plan, plan, plan of action, plot, plot, program, programme, representation, secret plan, stratagem, untruth, waiting game



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scheme\, n. [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}.]
    1. 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.                    --Atterbury.
             Arguments . . . sufficient to support and
             demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy. --J.
             The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of
             life.                                 --Macaulay.
    2. 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.                        --Swift.
    3. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
             To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map
             of France.                            --South.
    4. (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.                             --Sir W.
    Syn: Plan; project; contrivance; purpose; device; plot.
    Usage: {Scheme}, {Plan}. Scheme and plan are subordinate to
           design; they propose modes of carrying our designs
           into effect. Scheme is the least definite of the two,
           and lies more in speculation. A plan is drawn out into
           details with a view to being carried into effect. As
           schemes are speculative, they often prove visionary;
           hence the opprobrious use of the words schemer and
           scheming. Plans, being more practical, are more
           frequently carried into effect.
                 He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
                 'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to
                 death.                            --Rowe.
                 Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours; I
                 founded palaces, and planted bowers. --Prior.
  2. \Scheme\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Schemed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
          That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his
          destruction.                             --G. Stuart.
  3. \Scheme\, v. i.
    To form a scheme or schemes.
Computing Dictionary

(Originally "Schemer", by analogy with planner and conniver). A small, uniform lisp dialect with clean semantics, developed initially by guy steele and gerald sussman in 1975. Scheme uses applicative order reduction and is lexically scoped. It treats both functions and continuations as first-class objects.

One of the most used implementations is drscheme, others include bigloo, elk, liar, orbit, scheme86 (Indiana U), scm, macscheme (Semantic Microsystems), pc scheme (TI), mit scheme, and t.

See also kamin's interpreters, psd, pseudoscheme, schematik, scheme repository, stk, syntax-case, tiny clos, paradigms of ai programming.

There have been a series of revisions of the report defining Scheme, known as rrs (Revised Report on Scheme), r2rs (Revised Revised Report ..), r3rs, r3.899rs, r4rs.

scheme resources.

Mailing list: scheme@mc.lcs.mit.edu.

[IEEE P1178-1990, "IEEE Standard for the Scheme Programming Language", ISBN 1-55937-125-0].