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Noun: scheme  skeem
  1. An elaborate and systematic plan of action
    - strategy
  2. A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    - dodge, dodging
  3. A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    "a vast scheme of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going";
    - system
  4. An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    - schema
  5. A schematic or preliminary plan
    - outline, schema
Verb: scheme  skeem
  1. Plot something harmful; scheme in an underhand manner
    - intrigue, connive
  2. Devise a system or form a scheme for

Derived forms: schemed, schemes, scheming

Type of: falsehood, falsity, group, grouping, internal representation, mental representation, plan, plan of action, plot, program [N. Amer], programme [Brit, Cdn], representation, untruth

Encyclopedia: Scheme