Associations to the word «Schema»


SCHEMA, noun. An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind (for example, a body schema).
SCHEMA, noun. (databases) A formal description of the structure of a database: the names of the tables, the names of the columns of each table, and the data type and other attributes of each column.
SCHEMA, noun. (markup languages) A formal description of data, data types, and data file structures, such as XML schemas for XML files.
SCHEMA, noun. (logic) A formula in the language of an axiomatic system, in which one or more schematic variables appear, which stand for any term or subformula of the system, which may or may not be required to satisfy certain conditions.

Dictionary definition

SCHEMA, noun. An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world.
SCHEMA, noun. A schematic or preliminary plan.

Wise words

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