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English noun: scheme

1. scheme (cognition) an elaborate and systematic plan of action


Broader (hypernym)plan of action

Narrower (hyponym)bubble, contrivance, counterterrorism, dodge, game, game plan, game plan, house of cards, incentive program, incentive scheme, playbook, plot, pyramid scheme, secret plan, stratagem, waiting game, wheeze

2. scheme (communication) a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Synonymsdodge, dodging

Broader (hypernym)falsehood, falsity, untruth

3. scheme (group) a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

SamplesA vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going.


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)body, dragnet, economic system, economy, ecosystem, judicatory, judicature, judicial system, judiciary, language system, machinery, network, nonlinear system, organism, root system, rootage, shebang, social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, solar system, structure, subsystem, syntax, water system, web

Part holonymhierarchy

4. scheme (cognition) an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

5. scheme (cognition) a schematic or preliminary plan

Synonymsoutline, schema

Broader (hypernym)plan, program, programme

English verb: scheme

1. scheme (cognition) form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Synonymsconnive, intrigue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)plot

2. scheme (cognition) devise a system or form a scheme for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)plan

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