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schema

 [ske´mah]
a plan, outline, or arrangement.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sche·ma

, pl.

sche·ma·ta

(skē'mă, skē-mah'tă),
1. A plan, outline, or arrangement. Synonym(s): scheme
2. In sensorimotor theory, the organized unit of cognitive experience.
[G. schēma, shape, form]
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schema

(skē′mə)
n. pl. schemata (skē-mä′tə, skĭ-măt′ə) or schemas
Psychology A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.
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sche·ma

, pl. schemata (skē'mă -mă-tă)
1. A plan, outline, or arrangement.
Synonym(s): scheme.
2. In sensorimotor theory, the organized unit of cognitive experience.
[G. schēma, shape, form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The knowledge targeted in this study helps us to better understand how IT negotiators apply various schemata in business negotiation and how different factors impact on availability and choice of schemata.
Schema theory can thus be used alongside Tosca's conclusions about the anticipatory and retrospective nature of hypertext reading to show how individual links work with or against readers' existing schemata so as to either confirm or revise their predictions about what they will find when following a link.
The characters within the textual world too need to adjust their schemata as the narrative moves and takes them through its world.
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In order to contribute to a systematic development of very large schemata the co-design approach, which integrates structure, functionality and interactivity modelling, emphasises the initial modelling of skeletons of components, which is then subject to further refinement [21].
A diverse environment in school can lead a person to better predict how others will behave, even when unfamiliar schemata are governing a given situation.
Using the considerably powerful tools of finite set theory, Kahn constructs a tonal theory consisting of ten definitions or definitional schemata (see Appendix 1).
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One of the ways in which black children in America create their schemata is through the illustrations they encounter in the literature to which they are exposed as children.
The question becomes, which schema is at work, and what is the relationship between the multiple, yet related, schemata?

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