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  1. Schemenoun

    A programming language, one of the two major dialects of Lisp.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scheme

    Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.

    aim, design, device, end, end, final cause, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose

    The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scheme

    plan, project, design, contrivance, purpose, draft, proposal, device, plot, theory, intrigue, machination

    miscontrivance, bungle, misarrangement, blunder

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategynoun

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

    dodge, system, schema, outline, strategy, dodging

  2. dodge, dodging, schemenoun

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    stratagem, avoidance, strategy, contrivance, system, dodging, escape, outline, evasion, shunning, schema, dodge, turning away

  3. system, schemenoun

    a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

    "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

    strategy, arrangement, system, dodging, outline, organization, system of rules, organisation, schema, dodge

  4. schema, schemenoun

    an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

    dodge, system, schema, outline, strategy, dodging

  5. outline, schema, schemeverb

    a schematic or preliminary plan

    lineation, strategy, abstract, dodging, synopsis, precis, schema, system, dodge, outline

  6. scheme, intrigue, conniveverb

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

    connive, intrigue, fascinate

  7. schemeverb

    devise a system or form a scheme for

    connive, intrigue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. schemenoun

    plan, system

  2. schemenoun

    device, design, project, contrivance, plot, stratagem, conspiracy, intrigue, cabal, machination

  3. schemenoun

    draft, outline

  4. schemeverb

    plan, contrive, project, plot, devise, design, imagine, frame

  5. schemeverb

    intrigue, plot, plan, contrive, set one's wits to work, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains, strain one's invention

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. schemenoun

    design, plan, project, machination, intrigue, cabal, outline, draught, arrangement, plan, system

  2. schemeverb

    devise, excogitate, plan, machinate, plot, design

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  1. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

  2. Andrew Koss:

    If that happens (full competition under the scheme) we believe our fourth unit would be one of the cheapest.

  3. United States:

    This defendant (Hernandez) oversaw a scheme designed to send African-American residents a potentially deadly message – you are not welcome here.

  4. Mark Erlich:

    In construction, when contractors started reclassifying their workers from employees to independent contractors, it was just a scam to save money, what's different now is it's no longer [ viewed as ] a' scam,' it's [ positioned by the companies ] as beautiful scheme -- a new conception of work in which you are your own boss, have flexibility scheduling -- it is actually seen as desirable.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Hillary Clinton's corruption is on a scale The American people've never seen before, the American people must not let Hillary Clinton take Hillary Clinton criminal scheme into the Oval Office.

Translations for scheme

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  • مكيدةArabic
  • schéma, plánCzech
  • μηχανορραφία, πλάνο, συνδυασμός, σχέδιο, σχεδιάγραμμα, σκευωρία, πλεκτάνη, απεργάζομαι, εξυφαίνω, σχεδιάζωGreek
  • maquinación, treta, artimaña, estratagema, ardid, intrigaSpanish
  • azerikeriaBasque
  • järjestelmä, rakenne, suunnitelma, kaavio, juoni, suunnitellaFinnish
  • schéma, combine, planFrench
  • תכנית, מבנה, תחבולה, סכימה, תרשיםHebrew
  • ráð, ráðagerð, bruggIcelandic
  • piano, intrigo, stratagemma, macchinazione, programma, schema, progettoItalian
  • 表, 案, 図表, 図, 枠組み, 計画, 陰謀, 企画, 構成, 計略, 概型, 体系Japanese
  • skemaMalay
  • wiskunde, planDutch
  • intryga, plan, programPolish
  • esquema, planejamentoPortuguese
  • структура, замышлять, программа, схема, замыслить, планировать, план, замыселRussian
  • పథకంTelugu
  • düzenTurkish
  • icebo, isuZulu

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