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Noun scheme has 5 senses
  1. scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    --1 is a kind of plan of action
    --1 has particulars:
     contrivance, stratagem, dodge; counterterrorism; game plan; game plan; house of cards, bubble; playbook; plot, secret plan, game; pyramid scheme; waiting game; wheeze; incentive program, incentive scheme
  2. dodge, dodging, scheme - a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    --2 is a kind of falsehood, falsity, untruth, false statement
  3. system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
    --3 is a kind of group, grouping
    --3 has parts: hierarchy
    --3 has particulars:
     language system; judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system; economy, economic system; ecosystem; social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure; dragnet; machinery; network, web; nonlinear system; subsystem; organism; syntax; body; shebang; solar system; water system; rootage, root system
  4. schema, scheme - an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    --4 is a kind of representation, mental representation, internal representation
    Derived forms: verb scheme2, verb schematize1, verb schematize2
  5. outline, schema, scheme - a schematic or preliminary plan
    --5 is a kind of plan, program, programme
    Derived forms: verb scheme2, verb schematize1
Verb scheme has 2 senses
  1. scheme, intrigue, connive - form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    --1 is one way to plot
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. scheme - devise a system or form a scheme for
    --2 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun scheme5, noun scheme4, noun schemer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
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