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noun [countable] scheme pronunciation in British English /skiːm/
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  1. 1
    British a plan that is developed by a government or large organization in order to provide a particular service for people
    a training scheme
    The proposed scheme should solve the parking problem.
    Have you joined the company pension scheme?
    1. a.
      a plan for achieving something, especially something illegal or dishonest
      It sounds like just another crazy money-making scheme.
      a scheme to do something: a scheme to import illegal foreign goods
  2. 2
    a system for organizing or arranging information
    Libraries organize books according to a subject classification scheme.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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