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schedule

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noun sched·ule \ˈske-(ˌ)jül, -jəl, Canada also ˈshe-, British usually ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül\

Simple Definition of schedule

  • : a plan of things that will be done and the times when they will be done

  • : a written or printed list of things and the times when they will be done

  • : a list of the times when buses, trains, airplanes, etc., leave or arrive

Full Definition of schedule

  1. 1a obsolete :  a written documentb :  a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document

  2. 2 :  a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also :  timetable 1

  3. 3 :  program; especially :  a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation <finished on schedule>

  4. 4 :  a body of items to be dealt with :  agenda

  5. 5 often capitalized :  a governmental list of drugs all subject to the same legal restrictions and controls —usually used with a Roman numeral I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction

Examples of schedule

  1. I have a hectic schedule this week.

  2. Students are planning their class schedules for next year.

  3. Sorting the mail is part of her daily schedule.

  4. I lost my class schedule.



Origin of schedule

Middle English, from Medieval Latin scedula slip, page, charter, from Late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of Latin *scheda strip of papyrus, probably back-formation from Latin schedium impromptu speech, from Greek schedion, from neuter of schedios casual; akin to Greek schedon near at hand, echein to seize, have


First Known Use: 14th century


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schedule

transitive verb sched·ule

Simple Definition of schedule

  • : to plan (something) at a certain time

Full Definition of schedule

sched·uledsched·ul·ing

  1. 1 :  to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time

  2. 2a :  to place in a scheduleb :  to make a schedule of

sched·ul·er noun

Examples of schedule

  1. We scheduled a meeting for next week.

  2. I need to schedule a doctor's appointment.



1843

First Known Use of schedule

1843




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