schema

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noun sche·ma \ˈskē-mə\

Definition of schema

plural

schemata

play \-mə-tə\ also

schemas

  1. 1 :  a diagrammatic presentation; broadly :  a structured framework or plan :  outline

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of schema

Greek schēmat-, schēma


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

schema

play
noun sche·ma \ˈskē-mə\

Medical Definition of schema

plural

schemata

\-mət-ə\play also

schemas

  1. 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. 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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