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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin schema, from Ancient Greek σχῆμα, from Proto-Indo-European *segʰ-. Compare scheme.

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Noun

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schema

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schema ({{{1}}})
  1. An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind.
  2. (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 type and other attributes of each column. (And similarly for the descriptive information of other database-like structures, such as XML files.)

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Italian

Noun

schema m. (plural schemi)

  1. outline, schema, layout, diagram, plan, draft, project, arrangement
  2. pattern, mould, norm

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