A procedural plan for a proposed objective, especially the sequence and time allotted for each item or operation required for its completion. [L. scheda, fr. scida, a strip of papyrus, leaf of paper]
- schedules of reinforcement in the psychology of conditioning, established procedures or sequences for reinforcing operant behavior; e.g., in a lever-pressing situation, every displacement of the lever will bring a pellet of food or comparable reinforcer (continuous reinforcement s.), or the reinforcer will come at every 5 seconds, regardless of how many displacements occur earlier (fixed-interval reinforcement s.), at every 10th displacement (fixed-ratio reinforcement s.), or on an average of every 5 seconds (variable-interval reinforcement s.), or the reinforcer will come in a noncontinuous fashion in which less than 100% of the displacements bring a reinforcer (intermittent reinforcement s.).

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sched·ule 'skej-(.)ü(ə)l, 'skej-əl, Canad also 'shej-, Brit usu 'shed-(.)yü(ə)l n
1) a program or plan that indicates the sequence of each step or procedure <reinforcement \schedules used in conditioning experiments> esp REGIMEN <antibiotic \schedules for treating Lyme disease>
2) often cap an official list of drugs that are subject to the same legal controls and restrictions usu. used with a Roman numeral from I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction <the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies heroin as a \schedule I drug while the tranquilizer chlordiazepoxide is on \schedule IV>
schedule vt, sched·uled; sched·ul·ing to place in a schedule <methadone and phenobarbital are scheduled substances>

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sched·ule (skedґūl) a formal list, plan of procedure, or timetable.

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  • Schedule D — the provision under which the Inland Revenue taxes annual profits or gains that fall under one or other of six cases. Case 1 deals with profits from a trade or an adventure in the nature of a trade; Case II deals with profits from a profession or …   Law dictionary

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  • schedule — ► NOUN 1) a plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times. 2) a timetable. 3) chiefly Law an appendix to a formal document or statute, especially as a list, table, or inventory. ► VERB 1) arrange or plan… …   English terms dictionary

  • schedule — [ske′jool, ske′jooəl; ] Brit & often Cdn [ shej′ool, shed′yool] n. [altered (infl. by LL) < ME sedule < OFr cedule < LL schedula, dim. of L scheda, a strip of papyrus < Gr schidē, splinter of wood, split piece < schizein, to split …   English World dictionary

  • Schedule — Sched ule (?; in England commonly ?; 277), n. [F. c[ e]dule, formerly also spelt schedule, L. schedula, dim. of scheda, scida, a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper; akin to (or perh. from) Gr. ? a tablet, leaf, and to L. scindere to cleave,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schedule — Sched ule, v. t. To form into, or place in, a schedule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schedule E — the provision under which the Inland Revenue taxes emoluments from office or employment; tax is levied on a current year basis and is usually collected via the PAY E system. Schedule E has three cases according to the location of the employment:… …   Law dictionary

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  • Schedule B — the provision under which the Inland Revenue taxed income from woodlands in the UK. It was abolished as from 6 April 1988. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

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