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Definition of schedule noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈskɛdʒəl//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a plan that lists all the work or other activities that you have to do and when you must do each thing I have a hectic schedule for the next few days. We're working on a tight schedule (= we have a lot of things to do in a short time). Filming began on schedule (= at the planned time). The new bridge has been finished two years ahead of schedule. The tunnel project has already fallen behind schedule. We are trying desperately to keep to our schedule. Which Word?agenda / diary / schedule A book with a space for each day where you write down things that you have to do in the future is called a planner or a datebook (not an agenda). You may also have a calendar on your desk or hanging up in your room, where you write down your appointments. A diary or a journal is also the record that some people keep of what has happened during the day:The Diary of Anne Frank. Your schedule is a plan that lists all the work that you have to do and when you must do each thing, or it is a list showing the fixed times at which events will happen:a schedule of events for the conference
  2. 2[countable] a list showing the times at which something is due to arrive or leave a bus/train schedule a schedule of our weekend walking tours
  3. 3[countable] a list showing the times of each class in school Each semester there is a new course schedule. I haven't printed out my class schedule yet.
  4. 4[countable] a list of the television and radio programs that are on a particular channel and the times that they start The channel's schedules are filled with old movies and repeats. Channel 4 has published its spring schedules.
  5. 5[countable] a written list of things, for example prices, rates, or conditions tax schedules
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