Sche"ma (?), n.; pl. Schemata (#), E. Schemas (#). [G. See Scheme.] Kantian Philos.
An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect.
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