schema


sche·ma

noun \ˈskē-mə\
plural sche·ma·ta \-mə-tə\ also schemas

Definition of SCHEMA

1
:  a diagrammatic presentation; broadly :  a structured framework or plan :  outline
2
:  a mental codification of experience that includes a particular organized way of perceiving cognitively and responding to a complex situation or set of stimuli

Origin of SCHEMA

Greek schēmat-, schēma
First Known Use: circa 1890

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with SCHEMA

sche·ma

noun \ˈskē-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sche·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ also schemas

Medical Definition of SCHEMA

1
: a nonconscious adjustment of the brain to the afferent impulses indicative of bodily posture that is a prerequisite of appropriate bodily movement and of spatial perception
2
: the organization of experience in the mind or brain that includes a particular organized way of perceiving cognitively and responding to a complex situation or set of stimuli

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