schematic

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adjective

sche·​mat·​ic ski-ˈma-tik How to pronounce schematic (audio)
: of or relating to a scheme or schema
schematically adverb

schematic

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noun

: a schematic drawing or diagram

Examples of schematic in a Sentence

Adjective a schematic diagram of their business model
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
The identity of that guest and his link back to an earlier event is one of the screenplay’s more schematic touches. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 Warning: The schematic drawing of how the pieces fit together will make your head spin. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024
Noun
The submission of schematics for an addition at Sandymount Elementary is expected to occur this month, according to the construction report. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 19 Mar. 2024 All of the schematics and photos that Albini was willingly putting out in the world, not caring whether anybody was gonna quote-unquote steal his sound — that was part of the DNA of our first few albums. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for schematic 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin schematicus, from Greek schēmat-, schēma

First Known Use

Adjective

1701, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schematic was in 1701

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Cite this Entry

“Schematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schematic. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

schematic

adjective
sche·​mat·​ic
ski-ˈmat-ik
: of, relating to, or forming a scheme, plan, or diagram : diagrammatic
schematically
-ˈmat-i-k(ə-)lē
adverb

Medical Definition

schematic

adjective
sche·​mat·​ic ski-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce schematic (audio)
: of or relating to a scheme or schema
schematically adverb

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