schema

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From Latin schēma, from Ancient Greek σχῆμα (skhêma, form, shape).

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schema (plural schemata or schemas)

  1. An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind.
  2. (databases) A formal description of the structure of a database: the names of the tables, the names of the columns of each table, and the type and other attributes of each column. (And similarly for the descriptive information of other data description structures, such as the ones of XML files.)
  3. (logic) A formula in the language of an axiomatic system, in which one or more schematic variables appear, which stand for any term or subformula of the system, which may or may not be required to satisfy certain conditions.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin schema, from Ancient Greek σχῆμα (skhêma, form, shape).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈskɛ.ma/
  • Rhymes: -ɛma
  • Hyphenation: schè‧ma

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schema m (plural schemi)

  1. outline, schema, layout, diagram, plan, draft, project, arrangement
  2. pattern, mould, norm

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Latin[edit]

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From Ancient Greek σχῆμα (skhêma, form, shape).

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schēma f (genitive schemae); first declension or schēma n (genitive schēmatis); third declension

  1. shape, figure, form, manner, posture
  2. (rhetoric) figure of speech
  3. (geometry) outline, figure

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative schēma schēmae
genitive schēmae schēmārum
dative schēmae schēmīs
accusative schēmam schēmās
ablative schēmā schēmīs
vocative schēma schēmae

or Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative schēma schēmata
genitive schēmatis schēmatum
dative schēmatī schēmatibus
accusative schēma schēmata
ablative schēmate schēmatibus
vocative schēma schēmata

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Swedish[edit]

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From German Schema, same as English scheme, used in Swedish since 1673.

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schema n

  1. a schedule (time-based plan of events)
  2. a scheme (systematic arrangement)
  3. a diagram

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  • SAOL only lists neuter gender. The Greek plural schemata has also been used.

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