Mode vs Scheme - What's the difference?

mode | scheme |

As nouns the difference between mode and scheme

is that mode is fashion, trend while scheme is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia mode)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) mode, from (etyl)


(en noun)
  • (music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale
  • A particular means of accomplishing something.
  • What was the mode of entry?
  • * 1855 , Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society (volume 9, page 205)
  • An effectual and unexpensive mode of Protecting Wall-Trees from Spring-Frosts.
  • (statistics) The most frequently occurring value in a distribution
  • (mathematics, physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
  • (computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.
  • In insert mode , characters typed are directly inserted into the buffer
  • (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • Derived terms
    * (music) Aeolian mode, Dorian mode, Ionian mode, Locrian mode, Lydian mode, Mixolydian mode, Phrygian mode * (grammar) imperative mode, indicative mode, infinitive mode, subjunctive mode * (computing) immediate mode, protected mode, real mode, retained mode * collective mode * dual mode * soft mode
    * (grammar) mood, grammatical mood
    * (grammar) See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Style or fashion.
  • See also

    * bimodal distribution * median * mean * modal


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    (wikipedia scheme)


    (en noun)
  • A systematic plan of future action.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Ideas coming down the track, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • A plot or secret, devious plan.
  • An orderly combination of related parts.
  • * John Locke
  • the appearance and outward scheme of things
  • * Atterbury
  • such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity
  • * J. Edwards
  • arguments sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy
  • * Macaulay
  • The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life.
  • A chart or diagram of a system or object.
  • * South
  • to draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France
  • (mathematics) A type of topological space.
  • (UK, chiefly, Scotland) A council housing estate.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 101:
  • It was all too dear. They all just put their prices up because it was out in the scheme .
  • (rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.
  • (astrology) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • a blue case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity
  • Part of a uniform resource identifier indicating the protocol or other purpose, such as http: or news:.
  • Usage notes

    In the US, generally has devious connotations, while in the UK, frequently used as a neutral term for projects: “The road is closed due to a pavement-widening scheme.”


    * (a systematic plan of future action) blueprint


  • To plot, or contrive a plan.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek. }}


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