I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin scedula slip, page, charter, from Late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of Latin *scheda strip of papyrus, probably back-formation from Latin schedium impromptu speech, from Greek schedion, from neuter of schedios casual; akin to Greek schedon near at hand, echein to seize, have Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete a written document b. a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document 2. a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also timetable 1 3. program; especially a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation <
finished on schedule
4. a body of items to be dealt with ; agenda 5. often capitalized a governmental list of drugs all subject to the same legal restrictions and controls — usually used with a Roman numeral I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction II. transitive verb (scheduled; scheduling) Date: 1843 1. to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time 2. a. to place in a schedule b. to make a schedule of • scheduler noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • schedule — ► NOUN 1) a plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times. 2) a timetable. 3) chiefly Law an appendix to a formal document or statute, especially as a list, table, or inventory. ► VERB 1) arrange or plan… …   English terms dictionary

  • schedule — [ske′jool, ske′jooəl; ] Brit & often Cdn [ shej′ool, shed′yool] n. [altered (infl. by LL) < ME sedule < OFr cedule < LL schedula, dim. of L scheda, a strip of papyrus < Gr schidē, splinter of wood, split piece < schizein, to split …   English World dictionary

  • Schedule — Sched ule (?; in England commonly ?; 277), n. [F. c[ e]dule, formerly also spelt schedule, L. schedula, dim. of scheda, scida, a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper; akin to (or perh. from) Gr. ? a tablet, leaf, and to L. scindere to cleave,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schedule — Sched ule, v. t. To form into, or place in, a schedule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schedule — [n] plan for one’s time agenda, appointments, calendar, catalog, chart, diagram, docket, inventory, itinerary, lineup*, list, order of business, program, record, registry, roll, roster, sked*, table, timetable; concepts 271,283,660 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • schedule — (n.) late 14c., sedule, cedule ticket, label, slip of paper with writing on it, from O.Fr. cedule, from L.L. schedula strip of paper, dim. of L. schida one of the strips forming a papyrus sheet, from Gk. skhida splinter, From stem of skhizein to… …   Etymology dictionary

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