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Noun: schema (schemata,schemas)  skee-mu
  1. An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    - scheme
     
  2. A schematic or preliminary plan
    - outline, scheme

Sounds like: s

Derived forms: schemata, schemas

Type of: internal representation, mental representation, plan, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], representation

Encyclopedia: Schema