[ noun ] an elaborate and systematic plan of action
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
This idea , which occurs in both Tatian and Cyprian , fits especially well into the scheme of Irenaeus ' theology ; for it prepares the way for the passage from life through death to life that is achieved in Christ .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
The most effective political inventions seem to make maximum use of natural harbors and are aware that restraining breakwaters can play only a minor part in the whole scheme .(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
Abelson and Rawson , using a stepwise elution scheme , fractionated whole sera containing ABO and Rh_antibodies on diethylaminoethyl DEAE_cellulose and carboxymethyl_cellulose .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Skolman was n't the only one who did n't care_for Andy 's scheme .
[ verb ] form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
Used in print(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
She was going to keep_on scheming , poking , prodding , suggesting , and dictating until the cops got_up enough interest in him to go back to their old neighborhood and ask questions .
[ noun ] a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"