noun, plural sche·ma·ta [skee-muh-tuh or, sometimes, skee-mah-tuh, ski-] /ˈski mə tə or, sometimes, skiˈmɑ tə, skɪ-/, sche·mas.
Origin of schema
Related Words for schemamap, idea, depiction, perspective, arrangement, layout, constitution, pattern, strategy, treatment, scheme, composition, blueprint, picture, form, makeup, chart, diagram, construction, formation
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Historical Examples of schema
The schema is, in itself, always a mere product of the imagination.
The schema of necessity is the existence of an object in all time.
Number is strictly not the schema of quantity as such, but of totality.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
Now we must assume that the schema of quantity is really what Kant says it is, viz.Kant's Theory of Knowledge
Harold Arthur Prichard
The turn of expression is called a Trope, and change of construction is called a Schema.Essays and Miscellanies
noun plural -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for schema
plural schemata, 1796, in Kantian philosophy ("a product of the imagination intermediary between an image and a concept"), from Greek skhema (see scheme (n.)). Meaning "diagrammatic representation" is from 1890; general sense of "hypothetical outline" is by 1939.