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Noun
A large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect
“If the pilot scheme is successful similar schemes could be rolled out across the district in the New Year.”
Noun
A secret plot
“As I note below, the scheme for stealing the nuclear weapons is exceedingly hokey, and as in the original the story drags at times.”
Noun
A particular ordered system or arrangement
“Some residents are also claiming the finished building has not followed the design and colour scheme which was approved.”
Verb
Make plans, especially in a devious way or with intent to do something illegal or wrong
“Initially she was tempted to drift off into fantasies, or use the time to plot or scheme but she knew this was wrong.”
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