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schedule

noun sched·ule \ ˈske-(ˌ)jül , -jəl , Canadian also ˈshe- , British usually ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of schedule

1 a obsolete :a written document
b :a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document
2 :a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also :timetable 1
3 :program; especially :a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation
  • finished on schedule
4 :a body of items to be dealt with :agenda
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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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schedule

verb

Definition of schedule

scheduled; scheduling
transitive verb
1 :to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time
2 a :to place in a schedule
b :to make a schedule of

scheduler

noun

Examples of schedule in a Sentence

  1. We scheduled a meeting for next week.

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

Recent Examples of schedule from the Web

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First Known Use of schedule

1843

schedule Synonyms



SCHEDULE Defined for English Language Learners

schedule

noun

Definition of schedule for English Language Learners

  • : 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


schedule

verb

Definition of schedule for English Language Learners

  • : to plan (something) at a certain time


SCHEDULE Defined for Kids

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schedule

noun sched·ule \ ˈske-jül , -jəl \

Definition of schedule for Students

1 :a plan of things that need to be done and the times they will be done
  • a construction schedule
  • I have a busy schedule.
2 :a written or printed list of things and the time they will be done
  • my course schedule
3 :a list of the times set for certain events
  • a baseball schedule
4 :timetable
  • the bus schedule

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schedule

verb

Definition of schedule for Students

scheduled; scheduling
:to plan at a certain time
  • My arrival is scheduled for late morning.

Medical Dictionary

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schedule

noun sched·ule \ ˈskej-(ˌ)ü(ə)l, ˈskej-əl, Canadian also ˈshej-, British usually ˈshed-(ˌ)yü(ə)l \

medical Definition of schedule

1 :a program or plan that indicates the sequence of each step or procedure
  • reinforcement schedules used in conditioning experiments
; especially :regimen
  • antibiotic schedules for treating Lyme disease
2 often capitalized :an official list of drugs that are subject to the same legal controls and restrictions usually used with a Roman numeral from I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction
  • the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies heroin as a schedule I drug while diazepam is on schedule IV

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schedule

transitive verb

medical Definition of schedule

scheduled; scheduling
:to place in a schedule
  • methadone and phenobarbital are scheduled substances

Law Dictionary

schedule

noun sched·ule \ ˈske-jül esp Brit ˈshe-dyül \

legal Definition of schedule

1 a :a list or statement of supplementary details appended to another document
b :a formal list, table, catalog, or inventory
2 :a plan that indicates the time and sequence of each element

schedule

transitive verb


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