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From Old French cedule (whence French cédule), from Late Latin schedula (papyrus strip), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhédē, papyrus leaf)


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛd.juːl/, /ˈskɛ.djuːl/[1]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɛ.dʒʊl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒəl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒul/[2]
  • (India) IPA(key): /ʃɛd.juːl/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈskɛ.dʒu.əl/, /ˈskɛ.dʒuːl/, /ˈʃɛ.dʒu.əl/, /ˈʃɛ.dʒuːl/


schedule (plural schedules)

  1. (obsolete) A slip of paper; a short note. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (law) A written or printed table of information, often forming an annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument, or to a legal contract. [from 15th c.]
    schedule of tribes
    1. (US, law) One of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification. [from 20th c.]
  3. A timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time. [from 19th c.]
  4. (computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources. [from 20th c.]




schedule (third-person singular simple present schedules, present participle scheduling, simple past and past participle scheduled)

  1. To create a time-schedule.
  2. To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.
    I'll schedule you for three-o'clock then.
    The next elections are scheduled on the 20th of November.



  1. ^ “Definition of schedule in English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], Oxford Online Dictionaries, accessed 2014-04-15
  2. ^ “Definition of schedule in English”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2], Merriam-Webster, accessed 2015-01-31

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