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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: cedule 'piece of paper, note', from Late Latin schedula, from Latin scheda 'sheet of papyrus'

schedule

1 noun
     
Related topics: Transport
sched‧ule1 S3 W3 [countable]
1 a plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do it
on schedule (=at the planned time)
The majority of holiday flights depart and arrive on schedule.
ahead of/behind schedule (=before or after the planned time)
Meg's new book is still well ahead of schedule.
How can he fit everything into his busy schedule?
I'm going to be working to a very tight schedule (=including a lot of things that must be done in a short time).
2 American EnglishTT a list that shows the times that buses, trains etc leave or arrive at a particular place [= timetable British English]
3 a formal list of something, for example prices:
a schedule of postal charges

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