Schema Sche"ma, n.; pl. {Schemata}, E. {Schemas}. [G. See {Scheme}.] (Kantian Philos.) An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect. [1913 Webster]

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