See also: Schedule

English edit

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Etymology edit

From Old French cedule (whence French cédule), from Late Latin schedula (papyrus strip), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhédē, papyrus leaf), from Proto-Hellenic *skʰíďďō, from Proto-Indo-European *skid-yé-ti, from *skeyd- (to divide, split). Doublet of cedula and cedule.

This word was historically pronounced /ˈsɛdjuːl/, /ˈsɛdʒuːl/; the pronunciations with /ʃ/ and /sk/ are due to the spelling (the latter may have been reinforced by learned influence); compare schism.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛdjuːl/, /ˈʃɛd͡ʒuːl/, /ˈskɛdjuːl/, /ˈskɛd͡ʒuːl/[1]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɛd͡ʒʊl/, /ˈskɛd͡ʒəl/, /ˈskɛd͡ʒuəl/, /ˈskɛd͡ʒul/[2]
    • (file)
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈskɛd͡ʒu(ə)l/, /ˈskɛd͡ʒuːl/, /ˈʃɛd͡ʒu(ə)l/, /ˈʃɛd͡ʒuːl/
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛdjuːl/
  • (Pakistani English) IPA(key): /ˈʃeˌduːl/
  • (Hong Kong) IPA(key): /ˈskɛd͡ʒuəl/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈsɛdjuːl/, /ˈsɛd͡ʒuːl/
  • (file)

Noun edit

schedule (plural schedules)

  1. (obsolete) A slip of paper; a short note. [14th–17th c.]
    • 1900, John the Stylite, translated by Agnes Smith Lewis, Select Narratives of Holy Women (Studia Sinaitica; X), Logos edition, London, Cambridge University Press Warehouse: C. J. Clay and Sons, page xxix:
      He demands the blood-written schedule back from the demon, who refuses to give it up
  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, often capitalized) One of the five divisions into which controlled substances are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification. [from 20th c.]
      a Schedule I drug with a high potential for abuse
      • 2022 October 13, Shawn Radcliffe, “What Happens if Marijuana is No Longer Classified as Schedule 1 Drug?”, in healthline[2]:
        Currently, cannabis/marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning it defined as having “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This is the same designation given to LSD, heroin and ecstasy.
    2. (Australia, law, medicine) One of the nine schedules of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons. Identical to the American usage above.
  3. A serial record of items, systematically arranged.
    Synonyms: catalog, list, listing, register, registry, table
  4. A procedural plan, usually but not necessarily tabular in nature, indicating a sequence of operations and the planned times at which those operations are to occur. [from 19th c.]
    Synonyms: timeline, timetable
    stick to the schedule
    we're running behind schedule
    things are happening ahead of schedule
  5. (computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources. [from 20th c.]

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Descendants edit

  • Cebuano: eskedyul
  • Indonesian: skedul
  • Japanese: スケジュール
  • Korean: 스케줄 (seukejul)

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Verb edit

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 twentieth of November.
  3. To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
    Synonyms: sign up, register, reserve, enroll, book
    I am scheduled for classes next month.
  4. (Australia, medicine) To admit (a person) to hospital as an involuntary patient under a schedule of the applicable mental health law.
    Synonym: (UK) section
    whether or not to schedule a patient
  5. (US) To classify as a controlled substance.
    • 2023 April 20, Jan Hoffman, “The Fight Over a Drug That Is Great for Horses but Horrific for Humans”, in The New York Times[3], →ISSN:
      Many harm reduction groups and drug policy experts question the long-term efficacy of scheduling xylazine.

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References edit

  • “schedule” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  1. ^ “Definition of schedule in English”, in Oxford Online Dictionaries[1], 2014 April 15 (last accessed), archived from the original on 17 January 2015
  2. ^ Definition of schedule in English”, in Merriam-Webster, 2015 January 31 (last accessed)

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