- a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion: The schedule allows three weeks for this stage.
- a series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a particular time or period: He always has a full schedule.
- a timetable.
- a written or printed statement of details, often in classified or tabular form, especially one forming an appendix or explanatory addition to another document.
- Obsolete. a written paper.
- to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
- to plan for a certain date: to schedule publication for June.
Origin of schedule
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Examples from the Web for scheduling
Needless to say, scheduling major events on the Jewish High Holidays does nothing to assuage those concerns.Klutzy Conservative Jewish Outreach at the Values Voter Summit
September 24, 2014
The U.S. is scheduling up to 100 attack, surveillance, and humanitarian airdrop missions a day over Iraq.Exclusive: ISIS’s Enemies Ask Pentagon for Drones
August 13, 2014
Organized travel demands the scheduling of every waking hour.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder
August 10, 2014
According to multiple reports, this scheduling shakeup had been a long time in the making.Late Night Adds Another White Dude: James Corden Replacing Craig Ferguson at ‘The Late Late Show’
August 5, 2014
Overall, some evidence of scheduling fraud was found in 76 percent of the 731 VA facilities reviewed for the audit.57,000 Vets Still Waiting for VA Care
June 10, 2014
Again it is chiefly that we are scheduling more and more flights.The Last Straw
William J. Smith
With his two girls, the young production manager does all the work of scheduling.The Knack of Managing
Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
(c) Scheduling a report on disaster mitigation issues from the Office of Emergency Services, on the commission agenda as required.
- a plan of procedure for a project, allotting the work to be done and the time for it
- a list of itemsa schedule of fixed prices
- a list of times, esp of arrivals and departures; timetable
- a list of tasks to be performed, esp within a set period
- law a list or inventory, usually supplementary to a contract, will, etc
- on schedule at the expected or planned time
- to make a schedule of or place in a schedule
- to plan to occur at a certain time
Word Origin and History for scheduling
late 14c., sedule, cedule "ticket, label, slip of paper with writing on it," from Old French cedule (Modern French cédule), from Late Latin schedula "strip of paper" (in Medieval Latin also "a note, schedule"), diminutive of Latin scheda, scida "one of the strips forming a papyrus sheet," from Greek skhida "splinter," from stem of skhizein "to cleave, split" (see shed (v.)). Also from the Latin word are Spanish cédula, German Zettel.
The notion is of slips of paper attached to a document as an appendix (a sense maintained in U.S. tax forms). The specific meaning "printed timetable" is first recorded 1863 in railway use. Modern spelling is a 15c. imitation of Latin, but pronunciation remained "sed-yul" for centuries afterward; the modern British pronunciation ("shed-yul") is from French influence, while the U.S. pronunciation ("sked-yul") is from the practice of Webster, based on the Greek original.
"make a schedule of, 1855; include in a schedule, 1862; from schedule (n.). Related: Scheduled; scheduling.
Idioms and Phrases with scheduling
see on schedule.