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schematic

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Pronunciation: /skiːˈmatɪk
 
, skɪ-/

Definition of schematic in English:

adjective

1(Of a diagram or other representation) symbolic and simplified: schematic diagrams this concept is shown in schematic form in Figure 1
More example sentences
  • The designs are quite schematic, even crude in their style of representation, and it is not always easy to decipher them.
  • Additional details on this method and a schematic representation of the experimental protocol are available in the online supplement.
  • On the reverse side of the box you can actually see a detailed schematic representation of the air flow inside the system case when the cooler is installed.
Synonyms
diagrammatic, representational, illustrative, graphic, delineative;
symbolic
1.1(Of thought, ideas, etc.) simplistic or formulaic in character: Freeman constructs a highly schematic reading of the play
More example sentences
  • This substantial conception of an object - the conception of a kind of object having a certain nature - can be contrasted with another kind of conception, which we could call the schematic idea of an object.
  • Any outline of this work must compress the author's variegated analysis into a thin catalogue of schematic impressions.
  • Correspondingly the book tends to develop a schematic interpretation of social conflict.
Synonyms

noun

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(In technical contexts) a schematic diagram, in particular of an electric or electronic circuit: only a few manufacturers provide schematics with their gear
More example sentences
  • He was working on deciphering ancient schematics and technical schematics.
  • By his bed on a little table lay an electronic pad containing the schematics for the Laser Defence Network which was currently in deployment around planet Liberty.
  • The walls were papered with graphs, equations, posters of graph, calculator schematics, and some diagrams I couldn't even make out.

Derivatives

schematically

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adverb
Example sentences
  • It schematically deploys a fictional framework to speculate on Toscanini's hatred of Mussolini and the latter's fascination with the conductor.
  • The chain of argument described schematically in the diagram below is this.
  • They work schematically to reach deep into areas of myth and the social condition formerly occupied by epic history painting.

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