a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion:
The schedule allows three weeks for this stage.
a series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a particular time or period:
He always has a full schedule.
a timetable.
a written or printed statement of details, often in classified or tabular form, especially one forming an appendix or explanatory addition to another document.
Obsolete. a written paper.
verb (used with object), scheduled, scheduling.
to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
to plan for a certain date:
to schedule publication for June.
a plan of procedure for a project, allotting the work to be done and the time for it
a list of items: a schedule of fixed prices
a list of times, esp of arrivals and departures; timetable
a list of tasks to be performed, esp within a set period
(law) a list or inventory, usually supplementary to a contract, will, etc
on schedule, at the expected or planned time
verb (transitive)
to make a schedule of or place in a schedule
to plan to occur at a certain time

The arrangement of a number of related operations in time.
There are several kinds of scheduling related to computers:
instruction scheduling – sequencing the instructions executed by the CPU
multitasking (“process scheduling”) – sharing a CPU between several processes
application software to help organise your daily meetings etc.
task scheduling – algorithms to solve the general problem of satisfying time and resource constraints between a number of tasks.
Compare planning.
see: on schedule


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