- noun a list of times of departure and arrival of forms of transport such as trains, planes or coaches
- verb to put something on an official list
- verb to make a plan of future activities
- noun a timetable, a plan of how time should be spent, drawn up in advance
- noun a list, especially a list forming an additional document attached to a contract
- noun a list of interest rates
- noun a printed or written list of items in the form of a table
- verb to plan for a particular time or date
- noun details of the items covered by an insurance, sent with the policy
- verb to plan the time when something will happen
- noun the order in which tasks are to be done, or the order in which CPU time will be allocated to processes in a multi-user system
- noun (written as Schedule+)a Microsoft Windows 95 software program that provides personal information management features, including a diary
- A chronological itemization, often in chart form, of the sequence of project tasks. See also progress schedule.
- A list. See tariff schedule.
- A graph of a list of data; thus also a curve. See demand schedule.
- To allocate time periods and/or resources. For example, to program a computer to perform a backup at a given, time, to place a print job in a queue, or to set a switch to open or close a circuit at stated intervals. Also, a list, chart, or other representation of that which is scheduled.
Information & Library Science
- noun a written list of information, e.g. prices, conditions, dates and times
- noun a detailed written programme of events and times
- verb to include an activity in a plan or list
- noun a list of details, often in the form of an appendix to a legal or legislative document
- noun the planned order of programmes on a broadcasting station during one day or week
- noun the planned order of activities when starting on a major project, e.g. filming
- verb to decide which programmes should be shown at which times and in what order
- noun a plan of things that need to be done and of when they should be done
- noun an additional section of documents attached to a bill before parliament or to the agenda or minutes of a meeting, or to a contract
Origin & History of “schedule”
late Latin scedula meant ‘small piece of paper’. It was a diminutive form of Latin sceda ‘papyrus leaf, piece of paper, page’, itself a borrowing from Greek skhedē. By the time it reached English via Old French cedule it had moved on semantically to ‘small piece of paper with writing on it, used as a ticket or label’; and this subsequently developed through ‘supplementary sheet giving a summary, list of additional points, etc’ to any ‘list giving details of what has been arranged’. Until around 1800 the word was pronounced /sed-/; but then in Britain, apparently under French influence, it changed to /shed-/, while Americans reverted to the original Greek with /sked-/.