noun (plural schemata /-mətə/ or schemas)
- 1 • technical A representation of a plan or theory in the form of an outline or model: a schema of scientific reasoningMore example sentences
- This process involved the application of fairly standardized schemata and models to the layout and structure of urban settlements.
- Then he slots the settings, the characters, and the plot into reductive schemata accompanied by unfathomable diagrams which only lend the appearance of user-friendliness.
- Most importantly for our purposes, schemas and scripts represent the means through which understanding and action are embedded in established institutional environments.
- 2 Logic A syllogistic figure.More example sentences
- Despite only having three axiom schemata and a single inference rule, it is possible to prove any tautology in the simple Propositional Calculus, PC.
- Hence the logical proof schema which enables you to deduce any proposition whatever from a contradiction cannot be applied.
- Upon occasion, Mill extolled all four of his inductive schemata as rules of proof of causal connection.
late 18th century (as a term in philosophy): from Greek skhēma 'form, figure'.
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