schema

noun sche·ma \ ˈskē-mə \

Definition of schema

plural schemata play \ˈskē-mə-tə\ also schemas
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

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Origin and Etymology of schema

Greek schēmat-, schēma


Medical Dictionary

schema

noun sche·ma \ ˈskē-mə \

medical Definition of schema

plural schemata play \-mət-ə\ also schemas
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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