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 for scheme
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The appearance and outward scheme of things.
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              Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in
              time and eternity.                    --Atterbury.
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              Arguments . . . sufficient to support and
              demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy. --J.
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              The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of
              life.                                 --Macaulay.
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     2. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a
        project; as, to form a scheme.
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              The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping
              off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when
              we want shoes.                        --Swift.
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     3. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
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              To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map
              of France.                            --South.
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     4. (Astrol.) A representation of the aspects of the celestial
        bodies for any moment or at a given event.
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              A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of
              nativity.                             --Sir W.
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     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.
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                  He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
                  'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to
                  death.                            --Rowe.
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                  Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;
                  I founded palaces, and planted bowers. --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scheme \Scheme\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Schemed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
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           That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his
           destruction.                             --G. Stuart.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scheme \Scheme\, v. i.
     To form a scheme or schemes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an elaborate and systematic plan of action [syn: scheme,
      2: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
         trickery [syn: dodge, dodging, scheme]
      3: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a
         unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution
         and consumption keep the country going" [syn: system,
      4: an internal representation of the world; an organization of
         concepts and actions that can be revised by new information
         about the world [syn: schema, scheme]
      5: a schematic or preliminary plan [syn: outline, schema,
      v 1: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner [syn: scheme,
           intrigue, connive]
      2: devise a system or form a scheme for

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  264 Moby Thesaurus words for "scheme":
     Byzantine intrigues, action, anagnorisis, angle, approach,
     architectonics, architecture, argument, arrangement, art,
     artful dodge, artifice, atmosphere, attack, background,
     backstairs influence, bag of tricks, blind, blueprint,
     blueprinting, bluff, bosey, brew, cabal, calculate, calculation,
     catalog, catalogue raisonne, catastrophe, catch, characterization,
     chart, charting, chicanery, chouse, collude, collusion, color,
     complication, complicity, complot, conception, concoct,
     confederacy, connections, connivance, connive, conspiracy,
     conspire, continuity, contrivance, contrive, contriving, cook up,
     countermine, counterplot, coup, course of action, covin, craft,
     curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deals, deceit, deep-laid plot,
     denouement, design, development, device, devise, diagram,
     dirty deal, dirty trick, disposition, dodge, draft, drawing,
     engineer, engineering, enterprise, envisagement, episode,
     expedient, exposition, fable, fakement, falling action, fast deal,
     feint, fetch, ficelle, figuring, finagle, finagling, finesse, fix,
     foresight, forethink, forethought, formulate, frame, frame up,
     frame-up, gambit, game, game plan, games, gerrymander, gimmick,
     googly, graph, graphing, grift, ground plan, guidelines, hatch,
     hatch a plot, hatch up, hocus-pocus, idea, incident,
     influence peddling, intention, intrigue, intrigues, jockey, joker,
     juggle, jugglery, knavery, lay a plot, layout, line, lineup,
     little game, lobbying, lobbyism, local color, long-range plan,
     machinate, machination, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulate,
     manipulation, map, mapping, master plan, method, methodology, mood,
     motif, move, movement, mythos, operate, operations research, order,
     ordering, organization, organize, outline, pack, pack the deal,
     pass, pattern, peripeteia, plan, planning, planning function,
     play games, plot, plotting, ploy, ploys, practice, prearrange,
     prearrangement, preconcert, preconsider, precontrive, predesign,
     predetermine, premeditate, preorder, preresolve, presentation,
     procedure, program, program of action, project, projection,
     proposal, proposition, pull strings, racket, rationalization,
     recognition, red herring, rig, rigging, rising action, ropes, ruse,
     scenario, schedule, schema, schematic, schematism, schematization,
     scheme of arrangement, schemery, schemes, scheming, scurvy trick,
     secondary plot, set up, setup, sew up, shift, slant, sleight,
     sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stack the cards, story,
     stratagem, strategic plan, strategy, strings, structure, subject,
     subplot, subterfuge, suggestion, switch, system, systematization,
     table, table of contents, tactic, tactical plan, tactics,
     technique, the big picture, the picture, thematic development,
     theme, tone, topic, trick, trickery, twist, underplot, wangle, way,
     web of intrigue, wile, wily device, wire-pulling, wires,
     work out beforehand, working plan

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (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 lexical scope.  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, R3.99RS, R4RS.
     http://schemers.org/)">Scheme resources (http://schemers.org/).
     Mailing list: scheme@mc.lcs.mit.edu.
     [IEEE P1178-1990, "IEEE Standard for the Scheme Programming
     Language", ISBN 1-55937-125-0].

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