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1. (in the philosophy of Kant) a rule or principle that enables the understanding to apply its categories and unify experience
2. Psychol a mental model of aspects of the world or of the self that is structured in such a way as to facilitate the processes of cognition and perception
3. Logic an expression using metavariables that may be replaced by object language expressions to yield a well-formed formula. Thus A = A is an axiom schema for identity, representing the infinite number of axioms, x = x, y = y, z = z, etc.
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Schema

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Schema (scheme) is an older, medieval term for a horoscope.

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Schema

 

the highest monastic degree in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Monks and nuns who take the vows of the schema are pledged to fulfill strict monastic rules, which by their degree of difficulty distinguish the great (angelic) schema and the little schema.

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schema

[′skē·mə]
(computer science)
A logical description of the data in a data base, including definitions and relationships of data.
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schema

Pronounced "skee-mah." The definition of a data structure such as a database or XML file. Schemas describe the data elements and their interrelationships. See database schema, XML schema and Schema.org.
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The paper is organized as follows: we first discuss the theoretical background of schemata, negotiation, and negotiation in the context of IT industry.
Schema poetics shows how readers utilize real world schemata when reading literature as well as how their schemata are enhanced or changed by fictional worlds.
From a literary perspective the deviant schemata not only create humour but also question the norms and traditions humans have set for themselves.
All schemata domains were entered as dependent variables.
In this article we further develop the method for systematic schema development focussing on very large schemata. In Section 2 we first present an algebra for higher-order Entity-Relationship schemata [18], which permits the representation of very large schemata as algebraic expressions involving smaller and thus easier tractable schemata.
Some schemata can be harmful to children and simply should not be encouraged or adopted.
For example, clauses 1, 2, and 3 incorporated into definition [IX.sub.h] (level analysis) abstracts from a composition's foreground one of the high-level schemata forms.
Sport schemata was operationalized in accordance with the universally accepted model (Markus, 1977), although due to the exploratory nature of the study no specific hypotheses were generated.
Cumulative effect is just what its name implies: Being repeatedly exposed to images will create a lasting impression; negative or positive images will become part of the child's schemata. But the effect can also be more subtle than this.
Given the existence of a BP schema, and a superordinate schema, it can easily be seen that the potential exists for either a match or an inconsistency between the two schemata. If a match exists, (that is, either both the boundary personnel's and the organization's schemata are positive, or both are negative) it is likely that the congruity will act to strengthen the schemata of both the boundary personnel and the organization.

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