schedule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cedule ( > French cédule), from Late Latin schedula (papyrus strip), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhédē, papyrus leaf)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒuːl/, /ˈʃɛ.djuːl/, /ˈʃɛ.dʒuːl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛ.djuːl/, /ˈʃɛ.djəl/, /ˈʃɛ.dʒəl/, /ˈskɛ.djuːl/[1]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɛ.dʒʊ(ə)l/, /ˈskɛ.dʒəl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

schedule (plural schedules)

  1. (obsolete) A slip of paper; a short note. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (law) An annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument, or to a legal contract. [from 15th c.]
  3. ​A timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time. [from 19th c.]
  4. (US) Each of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification. [from 20th c.]
  5. (computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources. [from 20th c.]

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Verb[edit]

schedule (third-person singular simple present schedules, present participle scheduling, simple past and past participle scheduled)

  1. To create a time-schedule.
  2. To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.
    I'll schedule you for three-o'clock then.
    The next elections are scheduled on the 20th of November.

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References[edit]

  • “schedule” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  1. ^ "Definition of schedule in English", Merriam-Webster. URL accessed on 2014-04-15.

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