Definition of schema noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

schema

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈskimə//
 
(pl. schemas or schemata
NAmE//ˈskimət̮ə//
 
, NAmE//skiˈmɑt̮ə//
 
)
(technology)
 
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an outline of a plan or theory an attempt to reduce complex economic theory to a simple schema
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