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[skee-muh-tiz-uh m]
  1. the particular form or disposition of a thing.
  2. a schematic arrangement.
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Origin of schematism

From the Greek word schēmatismós, dating back to 1610–20. See schematize, -ism
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Examples from the Web for schematism

Historical Examples of schematism

  • This sort of schematism is contrary to the practical character of his thought.

    A Critical History of Greek Philosophy

    W. T. Stace

  • As already remarked, the metaphysical disjunction is merely a schematism of the more fundamental, logical disjunction.

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • The view taken of productive imagination is expanded in the section on Schematism.

  • The necessary supplement, consisting of a very brief outline statement of the doctrine of schematism, is given in section 26.

  • But, as already stated in the chapter on Schematism, reality is that in appearance which corresponds to a sensation.

British Dictionary definitions for schematism


  1. the general form, arrangement, or classification of something
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