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 schematamap, 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 schemata
Images are always particular; schemata are always universal.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
This is borne out by the list of the schemata of the categories.Kant's Theory of Knowledge
Harold Arthur Prichard
He has, therefore, been less bound by schemata than I have in the discussion.The Value of Money
Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
In truth, it is not images of objects, but schemata, which lie at the foundation of our pure sensuous conceptions.The Critique of Pure Reason
The conditions thus established will be found to correspond to the schemata shown in Figs. 114 and 115.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
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.