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scheme


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scheme  \Scheme\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  a  scheme  or  schemes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scheme  \Scheme\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Schemed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Scheming}.] 
  To  make  a  scheme  of  to  plan  to  design;  to  project;  to  plot. 
 
  That  wickedness  which  schemed,  and  executed,  his 
  destruction.  --G.  Stuart. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scheme  \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 
  --Locke. 
 
  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. 
  Edwards. 
 
  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. 
  Scott. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scheme 
  n  1:  an  elaborate  and  systematic  plan  of  action  [syn:  {strategy}] 
  2:  a  statement  that  evades  the  question  by  cleverness  or 
  trickery  [syn:  {dodge},  {dodging}] 
  v  1:  form  intrigues  for  in  an  underhand  manner  [syn:  {intrigue}, 
  {connive}] 
  2:  devise  a  system  or  form  a  scheme  for 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Scheme 
 
  (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 
  {continuation}s  as  {first-class}  objects. 
 
  One  of  the  most  used  implementations  is  {DrScheme},  others 
  include  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  (http://www.schemers.org/)}. 
 
  Mailing  list:  scheme@mc.lcs.mit.edu. 
 
  [IEEE  P1178-1990,  "IEEE  Standard  for  the  Scheme  Programming 
  Language",  ISBN  1-55937-125-0]. 
 
  (2001-02-22) 
 
 




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