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English definition of “scheme”

scheme

noun [C]     /skiːm/
UK GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT, FINANCE an officially organized plan or system : a scheme to do sth The firm is lead developer on a scheme to construct 800 homes .devise/come up with a scheme They have devised a scheme that allows entrepreneurs to benefit from each other's success . introduce / launch /set up a schemerun/operate a scheme Tesco runs a scheme to help managers spot talent . a job-creation/ training scheme a government / management scheme an incentive / mentoring scheme investment / savings schemes
disapproving a plan for getting an advantage for yourself, especially by deceiving others : a scheme to do sth He was planning a scheme to rob people of their savings . participate in/be involved in a scheme
→ See also advance fee scheme, buddy scheme, contributory pension scheme, enterprise investment scheme, occupational pension scheme, pension scheme, Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme, reward scheme, small self-administered scheme, suggestion scheme
(Definition of scheme noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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