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Definition 1: an elaborate and systematic plan of action - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) a plan for actively doing something

(... is a kind of scheme ) (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick

"a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a strategy of delay

(... is a kind of scheme ) a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in

(... is a kind of scheme ) a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

"they concocted a plot to discredit the governor" "I saw through his little game from the start"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign

"they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control

"his proposal was nothing but a house of cards" "a real estate bubble"

(... is a kind of scheme ) (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs

"newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"

(... is a kind of scheme ) (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport

(... is a kind of scheme ) a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism

(... is a kind of scheme ) an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something

Definition 2: an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

Definition 3: a schematic or preliminary plan - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

"they drew up a six-step plan" "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

Definition 4: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) a false statement

Definition 5: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole - [noun denoting group]

Samples where scheme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of scheme ) a river and all of its tributaries

(... is a kind of scheme ) the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field

(... is a kind of scheme ) an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'

(... is a kind of scheme ) a collection of particulars considered as a system

"a body of law" "a body of doctrine" "a body of precedents"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a systematic orderly arrangement

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body

"the social organism"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system that is part of some larger system

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree

(... is a kind of scheme ) an interconnected system of things or people

"he owned a network of shops" "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life" "tangled in a web of cloth"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions

"the complex machinery of negotiation" "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)

"caught in the police dragnet"

(... is a kind of scheme ) the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

"the social organization of England and America is very different" "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

(... is a kind of scheme ) the system of production and distribution and consumption

(... is a kind of scheme ) the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government

(... is a kind of scheme ) a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language

(... is a kind of scheme ) a developed system of roots

(scheme is a part of ...) a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

"put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"

Definition 6: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for scheme in the sense of this definition

(scheme is a kind of ...) plan secretly, usually something illegal

"They plotted the overthrow of the government"

Definition 7: devise a system or form a scheme for - [verb of cognition]

(scheme is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

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