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scheme British & World English

A large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect

scheme English Thesaurus

adventurous fundraising schemes

colour scheme British & World English

An arrangement or combination of colours, especially one used in interior decoration

Ponzi scheme British & World English

A form of fraud in which belief in the success of a non-existent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors

rhyme scheme British & World English

The ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse

pyramid scheme British & World English

A form of investment (illegal in the UK and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones

settlement scheme British & World English

A scheme to promote rural development by establishing farmers in underdeveloped areas

final salary scheme British & World English

A company pension scheme in which employees' pension payments are calculated according to their length of service and their salary at the time of retirement

Youth Training Scheme British & World English

A government-sponsored scheme introduced in Britain in 1983 to offer job experience and training for unemployed school-leavers

graduate training scheme British & World English

A training programme provided by a company for recent university graduates

the scheme of things British & World English

A supposed or apparent overall system, within which everything has a place and in relation to which individual details are ultimately to be assessed

pharmaceutical benefits scheme British & World English

The government scheme which provides medicines at a subsidized price

playscheme British & World English

A local project or scheme providing recreational facilities and activities for children for a certain period of time, typically during the school holidays

the scheme of things in scheme British & World English

A supposed or apparent overall system, within which everything has a place and in relation to which individual details are ultimately to be assessed

final salary pension scheme in final salary scheme British & World English

A company pension scheme in which employees' pension payments are calculated according to their length of service and their salary at the time of retirement