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[skej-ool, -oo l, -oo-uh l; British shed-yool, shej-ool] /ˈskɛdʒ ul, -ʊl, -u əl; British ˈʃɛd yul, ˈʃɛdʒ ul/
noun
1.
a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion:
The schedule allows three weeks for this stage.
2.
a series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a particular time or period:
He always has a full schedule.
3.
a timetable.
4.
a written or printed statement of details, often in classified or tabular form, especially one forming an appendix or explanatory addition to another document.
5.
Obsolete. a written paper.
verb (used with object), scheduled, scheduling.
6.
to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
7.
to plan for a certain date:
to schedule publication for June.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Late Latin schedula, equivalent to Latin sched(a) leaf of paper + -ula -ule; replacing Middle English cedule, sedule < Middle French < Late Latin, as above
Related forms
schedular, adjective
scheduler, noun
preschedule, verb (used with object), prescheduled, prescheduling.
subschedule, noun
unscheduled, adjective
well-scheduled, adjective
Synonyms
4. table, register. See list1 . 6. register, list, enroll, tabulate.
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Examples from the web for scheduling
  • scheduling the mind-altering herb as a controlled substance could slow medical research.
  • It's about having educational opportunities that are not hampered by costs or scheduling.
  • Her office said that a scheduling conflict had prevented her from attending.
  • The scheduling of early-round matches during a slam is tricky even now.
  • Getting the scheduling wrong imposes a heavy cost: flying half-empty planes or leasing extra aircraft is an expensive business.
  • The rest is all taken up with handling paperwork, scheduling parts and determining a slot in the manufacturing process.
  • The countdown is a management tool for scheduling the many operations necessary to launch, not public relations.
  • The scheduling of uplift rates presents similar problems to the scheduling of depreciation rates.
  • We've been budgeting it, scheduling it, looking at locations again.
  • They might need a lot of remedial courses en route to a job, but they may have relatively few scheduling concerns.
British Dictionary definitions for scheduling

schedule

/ˈʃɛdjuːl; esp US ˈskɛdʒʊəl/
noun
1.
a plan of procedure for a project, allotting the work to be done and the time for it
2.
a list of items: a schedule of fixed prices
3.
a list of times, esp of arrivals and departures; timetable
4.
a list of tasks to be performed, esp within a set period
5.
(law) a list or inventory, usually supplementary to a contract, will, etc
6.
on schedule, at the expected or planned time
verb (transitive)
7.
to make a schedule of or place in a schedule
8.
to plan to occur at a certain time
Derived Forms
schedular, adjective
Word Origin
C14: earlier cedule, sedule via Old French from Late Latin schedula small piece of paper, from Latin scheda sheet of paper
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Word Origin and History for scheduling

schedule

n.

late 14c., sedule, cedule "ticket, label, slip of paper with writing on it," from Old French cedule (Modern French cédule), from Late Latin schedula "strip of paper" (in Medieval Latin also "a note, schedule"), diminutive of Latin scheda, scida "one of the strips forming a papyrus sheet," from Greek skhida "splinter," from stem of skhizein "to cleave, split" (see shed (v.)). Also from the Latin word are Spanish cédula, German Zettel.

The notion is of slips of paper attached to a document as an appendix (a sense maintained in U.S. tax forms). The specific meaning "printed timetable" is first recorded 1863 in railway use. Modern spelling is a 15c. imitation of Latin, but pronunciation remained "sed-yul" for centuries afterward; the modern British pronunciation ("shed-yul") is from French influence, while the U.S. pronunciation ("sked-yul") is from the practice of Webster, based on the Greek original.

v.

"make a schedule of, 1855; include in a schedule, 1862; from schedule (n.). Related: Scheduled; scheduling.

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scheduling in Technology

algorithm
The arrangement of a number of related operations in time.
There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers:
instruction scheduling - sequencing the instructions executed by the CPU
multitasking ("process scheduling") - sharing a CPU between several processes
application software to help organise your daily meetings etc.
task scheduling - algorithms to solve the general problem of satisfying time and resource constraints between a number of tasks.
Compare planning.
(1998-04-25)

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Idioms and Phrases with scheduling

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