Definition of schematize in English:


Line breaks: sche¦ma|tize
Pronunciation: /ˈskiːmətʌɪz
(also schematise)


[with object]
Arrange or represent in a schematic form: the eye schematizes objects in coded groupings (as adjective schematized) schematized data
More example sentences
  • Both light and sound waves can be schematized this way, and so too the complex visual and aural patterns created by their interference.
  • He has carefully marshalled his themes - past and present, art and life, sickness and health, risk and safety, posh and common, 1960s ideals and contemporary compromises - but they remain schematised binary opposites.
  • This section has necessarily schematised a more complex critique.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • The authors of these texts ‘carry out selections, generalizations, and historical schematizations, at the same time as they make value judgments on the object studied’.
  • Sometimes ad hoc schematizations work best, to avoid showing unnecessary detail.
  • The facts relevant to determining whether the ‘may’ becomes a ‘should’ are always local and thus in principle not susceptible to formal schematization.

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