schematize

verb
sche·​ma·​tize | \ˈskē-mə-ˌtīz \
schematized; schematizing

Definition of schematize 

transitive verb

1 : to form or to form into a scheme or systematic arrangement

2 : to express or depict schematically

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schematization \ ˌskē-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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While so many of his contemporaries seem content to schematize Big Ideas by populating narrow, transparent stage worlds with one-dimensional characters, Harris trades in compelling, aggravating ambiguity. Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, "Michael Allen Harris’s Kingdom reveals a young playwright on the brink of greatness," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of schematize

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for schematize

Greek schēmatizein, from schēmat-, schēma

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