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It is a useful schema for discussing perception and understanding.
  a representation of a complex system
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schema schemas schemata
Although schematic can reference the graphic depiction of any schema, it is most often associated with electrical circuits.
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  • It is a useful schema for discussing perception and understanding.
  • Her simplistic schema does not support a true understanding of the Middle East.
  • The schematic diagram makes it clear.
  • The software converts a database schema into an updatable database and/or draws a schema based on a database.

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  • Everyone always follows the same old schema.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • In this schema the commander had his level, the officers theirs, the enlisted men and others yet another, and so on and so forth, until it came to the girls, who had their own.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "The teams will be almost impossible to track," he murmured, his face buried in a Labyrinth schematic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • So rather than design a modest device that could easily be transported, Hanck drew up a schematic for a five-hundred-pound giant that stood fifteen feet tall and rolled on four-foot-diameter wooden wheels.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The little professor stands at the chalkboard drawing a wiring schematic for a simple Morse-code practice circuit.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He sensed its inner workings, and if the statue of Hygeia operated on a similar schematic, Leo might have a chance .
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • The fire seemed to live, go down, or die according to its own schemata.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Lacey, in turn, is sorting items into piles based on an organizational schema only she understands.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Topographic, touristical, some schematic-these last handmade.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He pointed at the largest schematic on the bulletin board—the blueprint showing a Greek trireme.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The image onscreen revealed a detailed floor plan of the Denon Wing, a structural schematic uploaded from the Louvre Security Office.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • This allusive art can be seen enriching a schematic account of the action as it moves forward from the quarrel.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The field agent was already consulting the employee reference schematic on the bulletin board.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Since Aureliano at that time had very confused notions about the difference between Conservatives and Liberals, his father-in-law gave him some schematic lessons.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • They take me once with them over to the library and I walk over to the technical section, stand there looking at the titles of books on electronics, books I recognize from that year I went to college; I remember inside the books are full of schematic drawings and equations and theories-hard, sure, safe things.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • If you were to show an engine or a mechanical drawing or electronic schematic to a romantic it is unlikely he would see much of interest in it.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He could draw a wholly accurate schematic diagram of the entire engine plant from memory and could instantly grasp the significance of the slightest change in his instrument readings.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I put this possibility in the list merely for logical and schematic completeness, for I am quite sure that the only things Lois knew about love was how to spell the word and how to make the physiological adjustments traditionally associated with the idea.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • My cubby wasn’t registered in the Hive zoning schematic as an apartment; I’d taken over a renovated warehouse loft from a friend of mine who’d run afoul of loan sharks.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They had considered it necessary to ask him to the editorial offices to approve a change in word order, but then, without asking him, shortened his text by so much that it was reduced to its basic thesis (making it too schematic and aggressive).
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • A schematic circuit diagram would be a better tag.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • "So," Dr. Foster said, bringing up a schematic.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Dozens of people were sitting at circular tables, chatting over tea or huddled in quiet conversation around schematic drawings.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Annabeth wished she could give a convincing answer, show Reyna a 3-D diagram or a brilliant schematic, but she couldn’t.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • You’ve been an engineer all your life and you can’t remember how things work? I mean, what if you looked at a schematic or something?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Every thermonuclear bomb ever tested, all the data gathered from each shot, code name, yield, test site, Eniwetok, Lop Nor, Novaya Zemlya, the foreignness, the otherness of remote populations implied in the place names, Mururoa, Kazakhstan, Siberia, and the wreath-work of extraordinary detail, firing systems and delivery systems, equations and graphs and schematic cross sections, shot after shot summoned at a click, a hit, Bravo, Romeo, Greenhouse Dog—and Sister is basically in it.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • — Aux Power [-AV04] 05:14:19 Security-Main Operative — Aux Power [-AV05] 05:14:22 Command-Main Operative — Aux Power [-AV06] 05:14:24 Laboratory-Main Operative — Aux Power [-AV08] 05:14:29 TeleCom-VBB Operative — Aux Power [-AV09] 05:14:32 Schematic-Main Operative — Aux Power [-AV09] 05:14:37 View Operative — Aux Power [-AV09] 05:14:44 Control Status Chk Operative — Aux Power [-AV09] 05:14:57 Warning: Fence Status [NB] Operative — Aux Power [-AV09] 09:11:37 Warning: Aux Fuel (20%)
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Even when I tried to memorize a schematic, I couldn’t retain anything longer than a few seconds.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Collet pointed to the blinking red dot on his laptop schematic.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In under a minute, he has built an oscillator to match the schematic.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But then who was the Jack that loved and buried Sophie; was he just another version in the schema, or the true soul, or could he have been both? I knew Lelia adored Jack because she always said so whenever he came up in our conversation.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • But if you were to show the same blueprint or schematic or give the same description to a classical person he might look at it and then become fascinated by it because he sees that within the lines and shapes and symbols is a tremendous richness of underlying form.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Rasmussen glanced at the schematic and shook his head.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Jones stifled a grin as he went back to the schematic.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • "We’re taking out their shields in about three seconds," Tyler said, bringing up a schematic of the Devastator on the main holo tank.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He was holding a photocopy of an ancient schematic diagram, which depicted a rudimentary machine.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Kelly said, bringing up a schematic "It is lighter, stronger, more accurate and has better heat transmission.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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