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schedulenoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃedʒ.uːl/  us   /ˈskedʒ.uːl/
B2 a list of planned activities or things to be done showing the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done: a production schedule a hectic/tight (= very busy) schedule Everything went according to schedule (= as had been planned).
B1 US (UK timetable) a list of the times when events are planned to happen, for example the times when classes happen or when buses, etc. leave and arrive: The class schedule is available on the website. a bus schedule a schedule of talks at the convention
formal an official list of things: a schedule of business expenses
ahead of schedule
B2 early: We expect the building work to be completed ahead of schedule.
on schedule
B2 not early or late
fall behind schedule
to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time

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scheduleverb [T often passive]

uk   /ˈʃedʒ.uːl/  us   /ˈskedʒ.uːl/
B2 to arrange that an event or activity will happen at a particular time: The meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. [+ to infinitive] The flight is scheduled to arrive at 8.45, but it's running 20 minutes late.

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scheduled
adjective uk   /ˈʃedʒ.uːld/  us   /ˈskedʒ.uːld/
B2 This program will be broadcast half an hour later than the scheduled time.
(Definition of schedule from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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schedulenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈskedʒ·ul, -əl/  /ˈʃedʒ-/
a list of planned activities or things to be done at or during a particular time: [C] Amid her hectic schedule, she found time to stop by. [C] The work schedule for this month is posted on the staff bulletin board. [U] The construction was completed ahead of/on/behind schedule (= early/on time/late). [U] Everything went according to schedule (= as planned).
An airline/bus/train schedule (also (also timetable)) is a list of days and times that aircraft/buses/trains leave and arrive at particular places.

scheduleverb [T]

 us   /ˈskedʒ·ul, -əl/  /ˈʃedʒ-/
to plan something for a particular time: The meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. The film is scheduled to begin production in August.
(Definition of schedule from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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schedulenoun

uk   /ˈʃedjuːl/  us   /ˈskedʒuːl/
[C] a plan of activities or tasks together with the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done: a hectic/tight/busy schedule The company will cut its first-quarter production schedule by 4%. It's important that we have a flexible work schedule.design/plan a schedule First and foremost you should plan a schedule for the project. keep to/work to/have a schedule a schedule of activities/events/meetings
[C] US TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, and planes leave and arrive: a bus/train schedule
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a list of television or radio programmes that are broadcast at particular times: television schedules We are looking at ways to improve the daytime schedule.
[C] a formal list: a schedule of prices/rates
[C] LAW, INSURANCE an official list of things that are affected by a legal or insurance agreement: The paintings were added to the insurance schedule.
ahead of schedule
early: The meeting finished ahead of schedule. If things continue to run ahead of schedule, construction could be finished two months early.
on schedule
at the right time, not early or late: The group remains on schedule to open six new outlets in the second half.
fall behind schedule
to do less work than you planned to do by a particular point in time: The project started six months late and continued to fall behind schedule.
according to schedule
at the time or in the way that was planned: If everything goes according to schedule, work will be complete in December.

scheduleverb [T]

uk   /ˈʃedjuːl/  us   /ˈskedʒuːl/
to arrange for an event or activity to happen at a particular time: The appeals court may rule after receiving a government response or may schedule a hearing.be scheduled to do sth $227 million was scheduled to be paid to assorted hospitals and clinics.schedule sth for Monday/May/next year, etc. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. be scheduled for release/completion/publication
(Definition of schedule from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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